Facebook Fixes Porn Problem Culprit Identified

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Facebook appears to have fixed their porn problem with the social network identifying a browser vulnerability for the problem.

Facebook appears to have fixed their porn problem with the social network identifying a browser vulnerability for the problem.

Overnight the Company said that they have rid its site of most of the pornographic and violent images posted as part of a spam attack.

Thousands of the website’s 800 million users have complained about the pictures over recent days.

A source told the BBC that Facebook knew who was responsible – and it was not an Anonymous hacktivist.

The firm is understood to be working with its legal department to take action against the suspected attacker.

Browser exploit
Facebook said the spam attack worked via a “self-XSS vulnerability in the browser”.

It added: “During this attack, users were tricked into pasting and executing malicious javascript in their browser URL bar causing them to unknowingly share this offensive content.

“No user data or accounts were compromised during this attack.”

The firm said its engineers had built enforcement mechanisms to shut down malicious pages and accounts that attempt to exploit the vulnerability.

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