According to a new report by Symantec, the popular anti-virus and security company, Facebook apps for years have been unintentionally leaking user info to third-party companies.
Symantec took to its blog on Tuesday and revealed that third-party developers have had access to Facebook user information like profiles, photographers, and chat. The company says most of the developers and companies didn't even realize they had the ability to access that info.
Facebook's stats say users install 20 million applications through the social network every day. By Symantec's estimates, nearly "100,000 apps were enabling this leakage."
Facebook came out and said that it has worked Symantec to fix the security hole. Though, if you still feel iffy about the security of your Facebook info, Nishant Doshi of Symantec suggests that you change your password: "Changing the password invalidates these tokens and is equivalent to 'changing the lock' on your Facebook profile."
[via PC Mag]