Update fixes hole in Facebook Camera app

Share this article:

After white hat hacker Mohamed Ramadan alerted Facebook to a security vulnerability in its Facebook Camera app that have could have enabled miscreants to hijack user data when using wi-fi networks, the social media site issued an update. Ramadan, president and CEO of Egypt-based security training vendor Attack-Secure, found the vulnerability in the app's Secure Sockets Layer certification, potentially allowing man-in-the-middle attacks against anyone using the Facebook Camera app for iPhone. The update, 1.1.2, not only fixes the bug, but rewarded Ramadan with a bounty for his report to the company's White Hat Program.

Share this article:

Sign up to our newsletters

More in News

Brazilian president signs internet 'Bill of Rights' into law

Brazilian president signs internet 'Bill of Rights' into ...

President Dilma Rousseff signed the legislation on Wednesday at the NetMundial conference in Sao Paulo.

Android trojan sends premium SMS messages, targets U.S. users for first time

Android trojan sends premium SMS messages, targets U.S. ...

An SMS trojan for Android, known as FakeInst, has been observed sending premium SMS messages to users all over the world, including, for the first time, the United States.

Report: DDoS up in Q4 2013, vulnerability scanners leveraged to exploit sites

Report: DDoS up in Q4 2013, vulnerability scanners ...

Researchers observed 346 DDoS attacks in the final quarter of 2013 and attackers used Vega and Skipfish vulnerability scanners to exploit web flaws at financial companies.