Facebook Downplays More Privacy Violations

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A spokesperson admits it will take "months" to fix a bug that allows hackers to grab login information from public Wi-Fi zones, such as in Starbucks.

Facebook downplayed yet another major privacy violation Wednesday during its big announcement about iPhone coupons and mobile partnerships.

When asked by Forbes.com about the growing number of hacker attacks from open WiFi networks such as Starbucks, a social networking site spokesperson said it will take "months" to secure logins.

"We have been making progress testing SSL access across Facebook and hope to provide it as an option in the coming months," the spokesperson said, via Valleywag. "We advise people to use caution when sending or receiving information over unsecured Wi-Fi networks."


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