Hackers target Facebook Applications

27 March 2008

Chris Soghoian has a new article, Hackers target Facebook apps, March 27, 2008, that follows up his earlier article about Adrienne Felt’s analysis of privacy issues for the Facebook platform. Unsurprisingly, many Facebook applications are written without basic security protections; since they have access to private user data, flawed (but not intentionally malicious) Facebook applications can be exploited to compromise other user accounts.