Harvesting Facebook Details Through Randomly-Generated Phone Numbers

If you’ve made your Facebook account discoverable through your phone number, you may want to change that. “Facebook has been urged to tighten its privacy settings after a software engineer was able to harvest data about thousands of users – simply by guessing their mobile numbers. The developer obtained the names, profile pictures and locations of users who had linked their mobile number to their Facebook account but had chosen not to make it public.”

%d bloggers like this: