Meta fixes a Facebook account takeover vulnerability


As per a cybersecurity researcher, Meta has recently released a patch to a critical vulnerability that had the potential to be leveraged to seize control of any Facebook account.

Details of the flaw were revealed this week by Nepal-based researcher Samip Aryal, who is currently ranked first in Facebook’s bug bounty program hall of fame for 2024. According to Aryal, the vulnerability impacted Facebook’s password reset process, specifically an option that sends a six-digit unique authorization code to a different device on which the user is logged in.

This code is provided to confirm the user’s identity and is required to complete the password reset process.

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