The security loophole is an embarrassment for the site which, last week, unveiled new ways to restrict access to personal profiles.
Facebook s recent upgrade to its privacy controls was rendered defenseless thanks to a security lapse that recently compromised the privacy of personal photographs on an individual s Facebook profile. The loophole is a major embarrassment for the popular social networking site which, last week, had unveiled new ways to restrict access to personal profiles.
According to a report, users were still able to circumvent these new additions and pull photographs of members whose personal profiles had been protected by privacy settings.
Reacting quickly to the reports of this lapse, Facebook claimed to have fixed the bug within an hour.
A spokesperson for the company said that the company gave utmost importance to privacy and that it would continue to make enhancements to the site.
Given the increasing popularity of social networking sites like Facebook, this latest lapse is another warning to millions of users who put sensitive information and pictures in their profiles.
There have been instances where the information posted on social networking sites have been misused. With more and more people logging on websites like Facebook, Orkut and MySpace, the security aspect has become extremely important and sensitive issue for those who frequent these sites on a daily basis.
The Facebook flaw is a grim reminder of the price one may have to pay for networking online.