AT&T glitch opens can of security worms

Just when you thought you’d seen everything when it comes to security issues with Facebook, AT&T comes along and makes it worse.

In a story from Associated Press:

A Georgia mother and her two daughters logged onto Facebook from mobile phones last weekend and wound up in a startling place: strangers’ accounts with full access to troves of private information.

oopsIt turns out there was a network routing error from AT&T’s network that caused the problem, thinking one user was another; thereby giving free access to all that account information.  While Facebook does have new privacy measures to stop such things, what happens when its your cellular phone providers fault?

This doesnt bode well for AT&T, especially with their new voice plan pricing rolling out on Monday.  How many people are going to want AT&T’s voice and data plan when their security could potentially be compromised?

AT&T’s response:

AT&T spokesman Michael Coe said its wireless customers have landed in the wrong Facebook pages in “a limited number of instances” and that a network problem behind those episodes is being fixed.

So, all you AT&T users, next time you want to log onto Facebook, make sure its your account.