Friday, July 01, 2011

Hulu On Facebook Connect Causes A Security Breach, Exposes Employee Accounts.

Hulu On Facebook Connect Causes A Security Breach
Looks like Hulu sneaking on in to Facebook ahead of Netflix did not go very well. Right after it was launched, many people noticed the security breach and gave Facebook users, who tried to connect to the service, access to Hulu employee accounts.
Some how the breach was noticed and Hulu took the service offline in time. Hulu now has posted to say that everything is under control;

Here’s what we know: When we launched our Facebook Connect feature early this morning, we discovered that a small number of users weren’t seeing their own Hulu account information upon login. We’re still drilling down on the precise nature of the issue, but we know that it was a coding and configuration error on Hulu’s side, and not the result of hacking, or other third party actions, or a vulnerability in Facebook Connect. We’ve been able to confirm approximately 50 affected users whose profile data, including email addresses, could have been accessed. But no one gained access to Hulu systems or highly sensitive user information such as passwords or credit card numbers.
Once we are certain that the issue has been fully addressed, we will re-launch our Facebook Connect program.
So you can go soon and claim that free month of Hulu Plus they offered!
Source, Hulu Blog.


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