2010年7月30日星期五

一億Facebook網頁洩露在洪流網站

一億Facebook網頁洩露在洪流網站
100 million Facebook pages leaked on torrent site

Who forgot their security settings, then?
誰忘記了他們的安全設置,那麽?
28 July, 2010
A directory containing personal details about more than 100 million Facebook users has surfaced on an Internet file-sharing site.
一載有個人資料關於 1億多Facebook用戶的目錄,已經出現在互聯網文件共享網站。
The 2.8GB torrent was compiled by hacker Ron Bowes of Skull Security, who created a web crawler program that harvested data on users contained in Facebook's open access directory, which lists all users who haven't bothered to change their privacy settings to make their pages unavailable to search engines.

Bowes' directory contains 171 million entries, relating to more than 100 million individual users - more than one in five of Facebook's recently trumpeted half billion user base.

The file contains user account names and a URL for each user's profile page, from which details such as addresses, dates of birth or phone numbers can be accessed. Accessing a user's page from the list will also enable you to click through to friends' profiles - even if those friends have made themselves non-searchable.

There's absolutely nothing illegal about what Bowes has done - the information is, after all, publicly available - but perhaps the existence of a stalker's online black book might finally persuade less security-minded Facebook users to get their arses in gear.

UPDATEFor the many of you who have asked how to fix Facebook's default settings to expose less of your data, we have posted a beginner's guide.

http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/7/28/100-million-facebook-pages-leaked-torrent-site/

facebook逾億用戶資料任下載
2010年07月30日(五)
【本報訊】一名網上保安顧問以簡單的電腦程式,把社交網站facebook逾一億名用戶放上網的個人資料收錄下來,然後將相關檔案上載至一個電腦文件分享網站,已有數以千計的網民下載該檔案,事件再次引起外界關注facebook的私隱問題。
《每日電訊報》報道,鮑爾斯(Ron Bowles)收集到的資料包括可供搜尋的facebook用戶個人資料網頁連結、姓名和網名,而個人資料網頁上有可能載有會員的住址、生日和電話號碼訊息。他隨後將這個容量約為2.8GB的電腦檔案,上載至全球最大檔案分享網站Pirate Bay,讓人任意下載。

鮑爾斯指他只是收集資料作統計,以協助開發電腦保安工具。但他同時指facebook用戶即使日後更改帳戶私隱設定,但由於他們的資料早已公開,故仍有可能被其他網民取得。facebook發聲明稱,鮑爾斯收集的都是用戶同意供公開瀏覽的資料,又指會員若不希望被人在facebook或其他搜尋器找到,或不想公開自己的個人資料,facebook已提供相關私隱設定,用家可自行選擇。
http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/china_world/20100730/00180_002.html?pubdate=20100730

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