The data leaking problem is one of the most popular subjects of the moment, as many people saw how their data has been stolen from websites and social media platforms. If you thought all the new privacy policies would solve the issue, you were wrong. A security researcher discovered a quiz app popular on Facebook accessed a lot more data than it should have.
Facebook deals with another privacy concern
If you wanted to find out what you did in a past life or which Star Wars character you are, you might have unknowingly given access to way too much of your personal data. One security researchers discovered the popular quiz app called Nametests exposed private information on over 120 million people. Even after the deletion of the app, the problem persisted, so the problem was really serious.
This shows Facebook is still dealing with privacy issues even after the scandal with Cambridge Analytica. In fact, this company used a personality quiz, too, to obtain all the data on 87 million users. Back then, it accessed the info without their knowledge, and the Nametests quiz app did the same.
The quiz app leaked information on over 120 million people
The platform published an official post informing users of the vulnerability of the quiz app. However, both the Facebook and the Nametests developers worked together to solve the issues and prevent further data leaks.
The company revealed it acted on the issue as soon as the security researcher made the data public. He said he understood something was wrong when he saw all his private info being loaded on the quiz app website without any security measures. Then, he realized people could access the data if they had the link to his result.
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