STOP Sharing that Facebook Privacy and Permission Notice, It’s a HOAX
Recently, you may have seen some of your Facebook friends started posting a Facebook “Privacy Notice” clarifying that they no longer give Facebook permission to use their photos, personal information, and so on.
The Privacy message looks something like this:
Private messages that your send through your Facebook Messenger can be read by potential hackers using a hacking backdoor in the app. This backdoor vulnerability was found by the security researchers from Check Point, who will demo it at the Info security Conference to be held today afternoon.
The security hole if unpatched could put 900 million people who use Facebook Messenger, at risk. The vulnerability was found by Check Point security researcher Roman Zaikan. Zaikan said that the backdoor allows a potential hacker to launch a man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attack into Facebook Messenger and spy/read messages without either the sender or the reader knowing it. The hacker could also alter the messages for their own malicious gain.