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Facebook's embarrassing last minute closure

01 January 2013, 10:02

Facebook was forced to take down its New Year's Eve message feature for several hours today after it was found to have a flaw that allows anyone to view and even delete personal messages intended for other users.

According to Daily Mail, the social network last week launched its Midnight Message Delivery feature to allow users to send New Year's messages to friends that automatically arrive on the stroke of midnight tonight.

However, in a major embarrassment for the firm, one student blogger noticed that a simple tweak of the URL at the top of the page allows users to access messages written by total strangers - and even delete them.

- For more visit Daily Mail


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