‘Bug In Facebook Messenger Showed Hackers Conversation Partners’
‘Bug in Facebook Messenger showed Hackers conversation Partners’. The messaging service Messenger of Facebook contained a vulnerability whereby hackers could find out with which people have chatted victims.
Researchers from the internet security company Imperva discovered this, according to the reports.
Users were unsafe if they visited a malicious web page with a logged in Facebook account in the Chrome web browser.
Through a different tab, malicious parties could then recover the information about interlocutors.
The bug is similar to an error that came in the news in November.
With this vulnerability in Facebook websites, malicious parties were able to retrieve information about users.
The flaw in Messenger only gave hateful people the opportunity to find out the victims’ conversation partners,
not to read the content of the chats.
The bug was reported to Facebook by Imperva in May, after which the company closed the vulnerability.
It is still to know whether the vulnerability has been abused.