Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday August 10, 2015

Find Others On Facebook By Guessing Phone Numbers

Calling this an oversight is a bit of an understatement. eek!

Software engineer Reza Moaiandin has learned that it's possible to scoop up the public details of legions of Facebook users simply by guessing phone numbers with a random number generator. You see, the social network defaults to letting anyone search for you using your phone number, even if it's unlisted -- as there's no search limit, all it takes is a script to harvest the user IDs for thousands of people.