Mark Zuckerberg Quits His Job At Facebook, All Due To A Facebook Bug

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facebook-mark-zuckerberg-leaves-quits-job-bugShort Bytes: No, there isn’t any typo in the article heading. Read ahead to see Mark Zuckerberg’s post and know the whole story.

Mark Zuckerberg just quit his job at Facebook.

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.

https://www.facebook.com/zuck/timeline/story?ut=32&wstart=-2051193600&wend=2147483647&hash=971179541251&pagefilter=3&ustart=1&__mref=message_bubble

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:

https://www.facebook.com/zuck/timeline/story?ut=32&wstart=-2051193600&wend=2147483647&hash=971179541251&pagefilter=3&&__mref=message_bubble

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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Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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