What`s leaking now: Facebook source code
Everyone's got a best friend. Someone you tell everything too. Someone you can trust to keep a secret, no matter how personal. And there is nothing more crushing than the possibility that your friend might go ahead and share that secret. Recently, millions of people have made Facebook that best friend. Giving it all kinds of personal information that shouldn't be shared around, with the understanding that it will be kept private. That understanding was dealt a blow on Saturday when a page of Facebook source code surfaced online. While this doesn't mean that people's personal information is at risk (and Facebook has come out saying that user data was not compromised), it's not really the type of thing that inspires a lot of confidence.
The source code appeared as the only post on a blog called Facebook Secrets, which while not as fun as Tom Hanks Secrets, is quite a bit more interesting. The code is from what appears to be a recent version of Facebook's main page. Facebook's official response claims that a misconfigured server allowed temporary access to the code, and that it was corrected immediately. And while this leak isn't necessarily a huge deal for Facebook, it could give potential attackers a better understanding of the general Facebook structure which could expose more security threats. Then again, it's just as possible that nothing comes of it. Either way, it's pretty interesting to check out. Why not do so? Yeah, go for it. Here.