Facebook bug exposed private photos of up to 6.8 million users, here’s how to check if your account was affectedFacebook bug exposed private photos of up to 6.8 million users, here’s how to check if your account was affectedHeena Gupta Here’s a way to check if your personal photos were compromised in the recent Facebook leak or not. | Gadgets Now | Updated: Dec 21, 2018, 12:07PM IST
There seems to be no end to security woes of Facebook users. In the latest security warning, social networking giant Facebook has revealed that a photo bug has exposed photos of up to 6.8 million users using third-party app. To make matters worse, these are the photos which were uploaded but not posted. Some 1500 apps connected to Facebook are said to have been compromised.
The company said that the bug was present for a period of two weeks, beginning September 13 to September 25. Facebook also added that the API bug affected users who used Facebook login and gave permission to third-party apps to access their photos.
Wondering if there’s a way to check if your photos were affected by the bug? Facebook has created a page which users can visit and check if their photos were exposed or not.
In order to check, if your account was compromised users need to visit the page and share their account details. Once you click on the
link, a new web page opens, there users need to click on login and enter their email ID and password and check if their photos were exposed or not. A small box at the bottom will tell users if their account was affected.
To those whose photos have not been affected, it will show you the message: “Your Facebook account has not been affected by this issue and the apps you use did not have access to your other photos.”
The company is also recommending users to log into any apps where they have shared their Facebook photos to check which photos they have access to.
The page also consist of a link which will help the users in managing their apps in a better manner on Facebook.