Short Bytes: No, there isn’t any typo in the article heading. Read ahead to see Mark Zuckerberg’s post and know the whole story.
Finding it hard to believe, check his Facebook post yourself: Mark Zuckerberg Quits His Job.
Okay, now that you’ve seen his post – and you are surprised and shocked, searching for some more proof on Google – let me tell you that it’s all due to a bug in Facebook. Yes, you’ve been misguided.
Well, this couldn’t be called a real bug as there is no technicality involved in this issue. However, an independent hacker Sachin Thakuri, outlining the same, has uncovered this flaw that is enough to fool people into believing some fake news.
So, how did he fake this Facebook post?
Here’s the original URL of Mark Zuckerberg’s original life event.
If you see the URL carefully and remove the ustart=1 parameter, the work status of ustart=1 parameter.
Take a look at the changed and misguiding Facebook post without ustart=1 parameter:
As I mentioned above, this isn’t a technical flaw, but this must be fixed as it could be easily used for notorious purposes. “…although on a client side the post is coming from a valid user and there is no way to figure out that the post has been manipulated and has not been posted by a user,” Sachin writes.
He has reported the bug to the Facebook security team, but Facebook hasn’t fixed this yet.
fossBytes hopes that Facebook understands the gravity of the issue and patches this flaw.
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