AT&T Identifies Facebook Glitch

Following up on a AP report released Saturday that said an AT&T network glitch was responsible for giving some mobile users the ability to login to other people’s Facebook accounts, the New York Times Monday confirmed that the glitch “appears to be more of an issue with some misconfigured software at AT&T and less of an internet-wide security concern, as previously feared.”

According to the New York Times article, AT&T has regarded the incident seriously and has taken measures to prevent similar problems from happening in the future. Apparently the issue affected AT&T subscribers who were logging into Facebook using their AT&T phone numbers instead of a username/password combination. In addition to implementing security measures, the wireless company is working with Facebook so that its users will no longer be able to use their phone numbers as login credentials to access the social networking site from their mobile devices.

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