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Facebook hacked ?

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
12 years ago2,890 views

allfacebook.com/2007/07/facebo ...

As the blog writer says: productivity has soared by 100% countrywide ;-D

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I've noticed that Facebook is now adding a "pwstdfy" parameter to the query string of every link in the UI. That's a bit odd.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Youtube has been hacked too and nobody talk about that ^^

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Im my humble opinion "pwstdfy" must be related either to the fact that the code has a flaw and they had to do smg hacky or that they had to duplicate the database to go back online (and that would enable them to avoid duplication)

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

pwstdfy

PW >> Password
st >> String
DFY >> Detoxify

mdibb.co.uk/2007/07/31/did-fac ...
And that would fuel the Hacking rumors.

I just love fueling conspiracy theories ;-)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It's also weirdly redirecting all profile links through the search page. I wonder if that's being done to prevent farming profile details or something.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Facebook wasn't hacked. They say:

<< This morning, we temporarily took down the Facebook site to fix a bug we identified earlier today. This was not the result of a security breach. Specifically, the bug caused some third party proxy servers to cache otherwise inaccessible content. The result was that an isolated group of users could see some pages that were not intended for them. The site has now been restored and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. >>

Via: scobleizer.com/2007/07/31/face ...

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