Facebook to fix Poke glitch allowing videos to be saved

Facebook to fix Poke glitch allowing videos to be saved
Facebook is scrambling to fix another bug.

Poke, the company's new standalone app that allows you to "poke" a friend with a message, photo or video and set the amount of time they can keep the message for (10 seconds or less).



While the message is supposed to self destruct, a security glitch was discovered where any and all videos could later be extracted and saved.

"We are addressing this issue now. We should have a fix pushed shortly," said a hurried Facebook spokesperson.

It appears the Poke was caching videos in a temporary folder on iOS devices, a file that did not delete when the message itself did. Anyone with a third-party file manager for the iOS device could then plug their phone/tablet into their computer and quickly download the file.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 28 Dec 2012 21:55
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