Facebook privacy loophole lets you view the chats, pending friend requests of your friends

May 5th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Facebook Hacked New York, May 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is a major security flaw in Facebook, which puts the privacy of your friends at stake. TechCrunch was responsible for making it public and since then there has been undivided attention in the online world over it. The process to view the pending friend requests of your Facebook friends is very simple, and it can be viewed in a short video embedded below.

The privacy of your Facebook friends is at complete stake, because anyone who is linked directly to them on the social networking site can view their online chats and also see their pending friend requests. The procedure to view the chats and the pending friend requests is very simple.

You need to login in your account and then click on Account in the far right top corner. Then in that menu, you need to click on Privacy Settings. Then a webpage would open in which ‘Profile Information’ is present, click on that link. Then in the next webpage click on the ‘Preview my Profile’ button. Now you would see your own profile, as it appears to the others. There is a box next to ‘Preview how your Profile appears to a specific person’. Here you need to type in any of your friend’s names whom you want to spy on. When the next page opens, then you can see his chats and even his pending friend requests, through the use of the top left icon.

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