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Facebook Friending Fluke?

Is there a major security breach in Facebook’s mutual friending system? An article over at Loose Wire indicates that an engineering loophole has rendered it possible for someone to add another Facebook user to their friend list without mutual consent. Facebook’s mutual friending system can get a little tricky at times, but this particular fluke could be worrisome.

When Jeremy of Loose Wire received a Facebook invite in his email inbox from someone he didn’t know, he was perplexed, since he’s already a Facebook member. But he clicked on the invite link, which directed him to the regular Facebook login page. After logging in, he didn’t see any more information on the person that had sent him the Facebook invite. Jeremy then Googled the invitee’s name and found that he was already on this person’s friends list.
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