Hijackers Take Over Hundreds of Facebook Groups

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stridervm

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Well, another case of the usual user problem, not Facebook.

I hope this does help people about the issue at hand though.

Will they get sued? The plot thickens... =P
 

adaman2576

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Someone could have real fun with this.

I don't remember becoming a fan of "being a butt pirate". I was a fan of being a pirate. Now my 800 friends that I've never met are gonna make fun of me.
 

ubertiger

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It is a facebook problem, because they're the ones who are going to be sued by some douche when this actually and some controversy is caused. It seems like a simple stupid security loophole to do with group and admin rights. The admin's shouldn't be allowed to leave a group without appointing someone else to takeover unless the shut the whole thing down. That's kinda common sense, you wouldn't let the leader of any other group/society in real life leave without appointing someone to takeover. There'd be anarchy...
 

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First off, its stupid to have a Facebook account, period. That said, imagine if someone took over your "I Love Puppies" group, and renamed it "I Strangle Puppies". Then imagine your boss, or a potential employer, happens upon your facebook page, and doesn't think its very funny you support puppy strangling. You could lose a job or be denied a new job, all because you couldn't resist the sirens call to be part of something stupid on the internet. Was friending a bunch of people you haven't seen since highschool really worth it at that point?
 

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[citation][nom]stridervm[/nom]Well, another case of the usual user problem, not Facebook.I hope this does help people about the issue at hand though.Will they get sued? The plot thickens... =P[/citation]
Facebook should have better rules regarding admin rights of a group.
Otherwise, see ubertiger's comment...
But I dont't use it, so I don't care.
 

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Right on Hellwig; a co-worker's niece is in danger of losing her scholarship because of what she put out on the internet. It was a Myspace page, but the point is still the same.
 

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[citation][nom]Cmhone[/nom]Right on Hellwig; a co-worker's niece is in danger of losing her scholarship because of what she put out on the internet. It was a Myspace page, but the point is still the same.[/citation]
Meanwhile, the people currently working at screwing her out of a scholarship are likely doing things just as bad, or worse, if the behavior in question was even reprehensible at all to begin with.

It's a wonderful world!
 

MountainFlip

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This is an easy fix for Facebook.

If Group admin leaves the group, then the new group admin will be granted to the senior member.

(Senior member = member with earliest join date)

Issue resolved.
 

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I guess they should have seen this coming. And the shameful thing is that there wasn't any hacking, just a simple trick. Simple, refined and of course unexpected.
But luckily there is a fix to every problem. That is until something else will happen. :(
 

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They couldn't find anyone to actually test their systems on Facebook?
I guess there aren't any bored people there.
 

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[citation][nom]hellwig[/nom]First off, its stupid to have a Facebook account, period. That said, imagine if someone took over your "I Love Puppies" group, and renamed it "I Strangle Puppies". Then imagine your boss, or a potential employer, happens upon your facebook page, and doesn't think its very funny you support puppy strangling. You could lose a job or be denied a new job, all because you couldn't resist the sirens call to be part of something stupid on the internet. Was friending a bunch of people you haven't seen since highschool really worth it at that point?[/citation]

That's why you don't add your boss or work colleagues on Facebook.

There's no medal for having a massive "friend" count, people!
 
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