Facebook confirms malicious JavaScript behind adult images on user timelines

Facebook has confirmed that hackers were able to lure users into running malicious JavaScript on their Facebook profiles that resulted in them sharing porn imagery with their contacts unintentionally.

The social networking giant said that they are working on containing the attack and prevent a similar attack in the future by enhancing the security features on the service.

Security experts are suggesting that users need to be careful with what they run in their browser while logged in on the Facebook network. They are also recommending that users lock their account settings as tightly as they can to prevent mischief from malware code.

It remains to be seen how many users are affected by this disaster on Facebook which is used by more than 500 million web users on a daily basis.

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