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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 07:56 PM

How billions of Facebook photos could have been deleted in an instant, due to software vulnerability
 
By: Graham Cluley | comment : 3 | February 17, 2015 |  Posted in: Uncategorized
 
Hundreds of millions of photographs are uploaded to Facebook every day – can you imagine if many of them were deleted in the blink of an eye?
 
We have security researcher Laxman Muthiyah to thank for not abusing his ability to delete billions of images, when he stumbled across a serious vulnerability in Facebook’s Graph API last week.