Error in Hulu’s facebook connect, exposes users data

On july 1, Hulu started a new option for its users to link their account with facebook. for this, the company offered adopters an one-month free Hulu Plus subscription.
But there was some serious error in this facebook connect integration. Users who tried to login finds themselves logged in into other people’s accounts.This allowed them to see the names, home addresses and email addresses of those customers, as well as their preferences, history and devices linked with the account.
Many people reported this issue to Hulu and request to remove tis integration as soon as possible.
Richard Tom, Hulu’s vice president of platform technology, said on company’ blog,”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.”

“We apologize to any affected users, and we intend to do everything we can to make it right and avoid similar issues in the future.”, he added

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