Facebook Swats Bug Exposing User Chats
Facebook reports it has plugged a security hole that compromised user privacy by exposing live chat sessions as well as pending friend requests.Facebook has fixed a bug that exposed instant messages and pending friend requests. The bug prompted the social networking site to briefly take its chat function offline May 5. According to Facebook, the flaw existed in a feature that allows users to see how their profile appears to others-a design feature meant to improve privacy.
With the bug, however, it was possible for users to see their friends' live chats and pending friend requests. According to Facebook, this could be accomplished by "manipulating the 'preview my profile' feature."