It has recently been announced across tech news sites that this week a bug has been discovered which allowed a user to delete entire photo albums worth of images with a single API call. The album didn’t even need to belong to the user in question!
The bug itself was found in the mobile version of the Facebook Graph API and has now been fixed thanks to an honest researcher and the quick work of the Facebook development team. It did however demonstrate how vulnerable our personal data is to such attacks and once again reminds us of the importance of having our own copies of our data. Our photographs are precious to us and no one would like to lose them to a bug like this.
Thankfully on this occasion the bug was found by a reputable person and not someone who was looking to damage the Facebook network. Next time we might not be so fortunate. Either way make sure you have a copy of your social media data by downloading Digi Me today!