Facebook Glitch Allowed Users To View Private Photos

A temporary glitch in the Facebook photo system recently allowed users to view private photos using a surprisingly easy hack.

According to ZDNet the issue has been fixed and was simple to use when active. When a user clicked on the reporting mechanism to report that a photograph involved “nudity or pornography” they would then be taken to other photos in the user’s private stream so they could find more photos and flag them for inappropriate posts.

Facebook announced on Tuesday afternoon that they had fixed the issue, stating:

“Earlier today, we discovered a bug in one of our reporting flows that allows people to report multiple instances of inappropriate content simultaneously,” it said, calling the glitch “the result of one of our recent code pushes.”

To fix the issue Facebook temporarily disabled the reporting system.

Did you happen to notice this issue before it was reported and promptly fixed by Facebook?