AT&T, Facebook glitch results in private info reveal

Published: Friday, January 15, 2010 at 3:37 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 15, 2010 at 3:37 p.m.

Three women in a Georgia family logged onto Facebook from mobile phones last weekend and wound up in startling place: strangers' accounts with full access to troves of private information.

The glitch — the result of a problem with the family's wireless carrier, AT&T — revealed a little known security flaw with far reaching implications for everyone on the Internet, not just Facebook users.

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