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Are there any consequences of clicking on a URL to a facebook.com link?

So I stupidly clicked on a suspicious link on a Facebook post today. Guest account for shame. In my defense, it was a link to facebook.com itself, but it loaded a Facebook page, then seemed to ...
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Why are Facebook, etc. considered as typical authorization servers in OpenId?

The OAuth2 specification says: The interaction between the authorization server and resource server is beyond the scope of this specification. The authorization server may be the same server ...
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Extracting Facebook ID or email from browser's history

While I was looking at my browser's history I noticed there has been a Facebook login from my computer, there are some Facebook related messaging and profile links in my browser history (chrome). The ...
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Can someone use IP spoofing to access your facebook profile as an administrator?

Do any IP addresses have security so they cannot be used by a hacker to access secure pages? For example, could a hacker spoof a Facebook IP address to enter someones profile page and make changes as ...
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OAuth2 client account & data storage [duplicate]

Context I have a REST API where a user can create an account from a web client. The password is saved as a salted hash in a database. When a user is authenticated they can save and retrieve private ...
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Is this Facebook email real or phishing?

I received this email from what is supposedly Facebook today. Here's a screenshot: I was not aware I had credits or credits existed on Facebook and apparently I have $2.30 worth. It looks legitimate ...
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facebook malicious notification 12.12.2015 [duplicate]

Anyone know something more about this new malware if you can call it so? Just noticed it few minutes ago it makes chaos between facebook users, You get a notification about your friend replying to ...
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Does preview link in facebook post reveal user?

I know that Facebook uses https which mean all information is encrypted. But when I view posts on FB, I often see preview of links, which include pictures and text. Since FB is on https, does it mean ...
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Are social media websites a security risk? If yes, how do we go about making them safer for users?

Generally speaking, I'm looking at a business environment. I know that Facebook Ads are not vetted and can contain malware, also users can share files on some social media sites. But what else is ...
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Facebook does not obay the Google Play's central opt out of the Ad ID [closed]

Moved to: http://law.stackexchange.com/questions/4962/facebook-does-not-obay-the-google-plays-central-opt-out-of-the-ad-id Facebook states in this Terms and services that it respects Google plays ...
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How long is the information on Facebook stored? [closed]

I was wondering how long Facebook stores our photos and posts? I hear two theories, one saying it is around half a year, after which all the data centers are going to erase our data. The other one ...
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Using Facebook to detect genuine referrals

I'm implementing a pre-registration system that provides incentives to users who invite friends to pre-register using a unique referral link. For each friend that pre-registers using a referral link, ...
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Is there a way to guarantee removal of data after closing Facebook / Gmail / Dropbox account? [closed]

Of course my default way of thinking is: deleted: true while keeping all the data in place. In fact I would be interested in knowing what standard operating procedures are in place for retention of ...
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Is there a known Facebook auto-posting bug?

A minister of Singapore (Vivian Balakrishnan) was found to be in breach of electioneering rules, when several posts were made on his Facebook account on "cooling-off day" (September 10th, 2015, the ...
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Are Android Facebook OAuth tokens vulnerable to theft?

If I have access to someone's unlocked Android phone, is it possible to get hold of their OAuth token for Facebook and use it on another device?
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Why is Facebook planning to drop support for SHA-1 encrypted sites, when they themselves use a SHA-1 certificate?

I noticed this problem when I implemented the Facebook Like Button plugin on my website, and got this error in my browser console: Hmm, I'm assuming that Firefox is talking about the last request, ...
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any information about en.quiente.info who has visited your account website

I ran across this site http://en.quiente.info, my friends tried it and they say it worked for them. It asks for most of the privileges on Facebook even sending messages on behalf of you. Any one has ...
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Facebook app permissions

According to an answer to this question : Bypass app permissions, I changed by curiosity the application permission of Facebook and Messenger for the camera to always ask. I'm using CyanogenMod 12.0. ...
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What's with the Facebook malware which posts obscene posts in all the groups? [closed]

How to get rid of the Facebook malware which sends pornographic posts in all the groups you belong to? I always made fun of people who became victim of this malware/virus saying they are not cautious ...
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Are bookmarklets safe with facebook data?

I usually play Mafia Wars and use bookmarklets like Spockholm, Arum, etc. Can these bookmarklets get my Facebook data when I run them, they usually ask to unframe the Facebook page? I was just ...
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How is Facebook accessing my iPhone texts in order to recommend friends?

I have noticed that Facebook has been recently recommending people who have texted me. It has been able to connect their number (I believe most of these people are using iPhone) and connect their ...
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How does the Facebook App on iPhone access the SMS data from iMessages? What are the details?

(This is not a repeat question to "How is Facebook accessing my iPhone texts in order to recommend friends?", linked below. I wish to know the internal details of how downloading the Facebook app on a ...
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Firefox trying to connect to other computers on the LAN

While running Wireshark trying to troubleshoot some other issues, I noticed several SYN connections to ports 80 and 443 on the workstation I was using. The packets were dropped. These were coming from ...
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Facebook and people you may know suggestions [duplicate]

I know all the conspiracy theories about if how you search for someone on it they can find out etc but I have a question. We all know Facebook likes to keep its mining secret. Both mine and my ...
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How can Facebook possibly stop a bruteforce attack on an account?

I've been doing some research on hacking recently and I found some very interesting tutorials on brute force cracking. I have some questions to ask and I'll be using Facebook as an example. Let's say ...
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If the user registers for my site via e.g. Facebook login, should I force the user to also create a password on my site?

Most sites, when you register via e.g. Facebook, redirect you to a page afterwards asking you to enter additional information that the site needs. Very often this includes setting a password for the ...
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authentication model using oAuth

I am planning to use facebook authentication for my website window.fbAsyncInit = function() { FB.init({ appId: 'APPID', cookie : true, xfbml : true, version : ...
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Why doesn't the most powerful/powerful sites on the internet use Extended Validation SSL certificates? [duplicate]

Why does some of the biggest internet companies not use an Extended Validated certificate which makes the address bar would be green and more secure? I have noticed that Facebook, Google, Amazon the ...
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Unsolicited SMS from Facebook [closed]

I got the following SMS from number 32665 (FBOOK): "Confirmed! To edit SMS preferences go to m.facebook.com/settings. To turn off all SMS messages reply stop. Reply help for other option. SMS ...
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Facebook password lowercase and uppercase

Recently I logged into my Facebook account and then noticed that my caps lock was on. So I tried to log in again with and without capslock on. I got in both times. Then I tried to log in with the ...
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Facebook hacker [closed]

My Facebook account was hacked. Searching through security and settings info, Facebook showed that someone was logged into my account from another state and showed some kind of id number. The number ...
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Facebook friend suggestions [closed]

An ex of mine has joined Facebook yesterday and I have been informed of this and asked to make friend suggestions for him. I have had no contact with him for over 5 years and have deleted his home ...
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Is facebook to facebook (mobile application call ) encrypted?

I understand facebook uses WebRtc to send voice data packet in network if any one end client is on the browser. Use of DTLS packets can be seen in captured (wireshark) file. But in case of mobile app ...
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Why did Facebook not use HSTS for a long time after it became available?

(Note that Facebook now does use HSTS. The question was asked at a time when they didn't.) To force a browser to always go directly to HTTPS for a website (and not rely on 302 redirects from the HTTP ...
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Facebook API : App Secret - possible misuse

I've recently find out that by simple quick look into compiled code of one of our applications, you can get both App ID (API Key) and App Secret for Facebook API I suppose that we should really keep ...
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How harmful is it to expose access token to the resource owner?

While checking the facebook php sdk implementation I noticed that they expose the access token to the resource owner (user) $params = array( 'next' => $next, 'access_token' => ...
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Social game authentication exploit

We're running a popular social game and we have a security problem that is growing more and more popular these days. We have the following product requirements: There should be no registration to ...
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How do google or facebook know I'm behind a man in the middle proxy?

Whenever I'm behind a man in the middle proxy such as burp, and try to access either google or facebook, I get an alert message telling me that the connection is not reliable and blocks the page from ...
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Facebook POST request capture

I have been trying to test a sniff on facebook POST request forms using wireshark (filtered HTTP). At login form, I would try login, and then check wireshark and see that no packet was captured. ...
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External JS Security

I'm kinda new to security development. I've work mostly with backend processing stuff. I've been assign on how to secure external javascript that we import from facebook, twitter and google. One ...
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Should we store accesstoken in our database for oauth2?

I have a requirement to implement Facebook and Google login in my web application. I also need to access a user's Facebook/Google+ friend list. I have gone through the complete OAuth2 documentation of ...
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How is Facebook Spam/Hacks Achieved? [closed]

Recently a handful of my Facebook friends flew off the handle screaming about how horribly they had been "hacked" and how scary it was and etc. It was my view that most of these "hacks" were simply ...
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Why do Facebook and Microsoft make you enter a code when reseting a password?

Typically when you reset a website password you receive an email. A lot of sites send you a link with a code on the end of it to click on which will take you to an 'enter new password' form. ...
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What is the risk of installing Facebook Video Calling jar file?

I'm trying to talk with somebody on Facebook, but after many Facebook privacy scandals, it's a big question. Secondly on OSX, it's giving me the error that “FacebookVideoCalling_v1.6.jar” can’t be ...
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Anonymity on Facebook - how do they suggest people I should know?

I want to know how Facebook discovers the people who you know in real life or who know you. I tried the following to see if Facebook can still discover my acquaintances in real life and suggest them ...
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Can all of Facebook's data be wiped out? [closed]

Is there a possibility that Facebook's entire data could ever be wiped out by a team of malicious individuals or even a government? Remotely or physically. If so, how do you think they would go about ...
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I just found many facebook entries on my registry? [closed]

I don't have a Facebook account but I was messing with my registry deleting old stuff and I found a bunch of Facebook keys and folders. Facebook is notorious for being a tool for spy agencies and has ...
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REST API stateless authentication using social login

I am implementing a REST API for our mobile applications in which user will login using the SDKs of various social media. Currently, the login strategy is as follows: The token(s) (access_token in ...
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Which things can facebook access like contacts etc

I had two incidents . I added john to my skype account and i exchaged few messages. Then i went home and was checking facebook . Then at right side i saw Do you know john and it was his acoount ...
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This facebook page looks different - phishing attempt?

After logging on to a public wifi, I was redirected to this page appearing to be from facebook, and being done via https: which looks markedly different from my normal facebook page I understand ...