Facebook wall post exploit

I’m sure everyone by now has read or heard about the wall post exploit where the a man from India posted on Mark Zuckerberg‘s wall without being authorized as his friend. The exploit has been patched up, however below you will see how easy it was executed. Is your information safe?

What this exploit is about
When you make a new status on Facebook, the default value of making a status is set to your profile. By changing a single value, you will be able to make a post on any wall you want.

Step 1
Open Facebook, write a status message but don’t submit it.

Step 2
Open the profile you wish to make a post on, and copy the username, or ID, right after the facebook.com part. Example:

Copy zuck and put it after this URL: http://graph.facebook.com/

http://www.facebook.com/zuck -> http://graph.facebook.com/zuck

Step 3
Go back to your Facebook status, and open Google Developer (F12) or Inspect Element (Firefox) and click on the status

Step 4
Scroll up, till you find an input-tag with name set to “xhpc_targetid”. It looks like this:

input type=”hidden” autocomplete=”off” name=”xhpc_targetid” value=”12345″

Step 5
Go back to the graph.facebook.com tab you opened before, and copy the ID.

In that case, the ID would be 4.

Step 6
Go back to your Facebook status, and replace the value=”xxx” (from step 4) to your new ID. Example:

input type=”hidden” autocomplete=”off” name=”xhpc_targetid” value=”12345″

changed to:

input type=”hidden” autocomplete=”off” name=”xhpc_targetid” value=”4″

Once that is done, all you need to do now is press “Post”. Your post will now be posted on the target’s Facebook wall!

Source: http://khalil-sh.blogspot.co.uk/p/facebook_16.html

Porting Issues (FreePhoneLine/Fongo) to Rogers

Rogers Wireless Home Phone porting at first seemed easy. It took about 5 days for the number to be ported. I was porting a number that is originally from FreePhoneLine/Fongo to Rogers. After the number did get finally ported the first issue was that any phone call that came from FreePhoneLine/Fongo would not go through and there was a mysterious message saying “The number you have reached is not in service”. But with that same ported number I was able to call FreePhoneLine/Fongo numbers.

The support at FreePhoneLine/Fongo was pretty good. Took about 10 emails, and about 8 hours or so, and the problem was on their end. The main switch was fixed and I was able to call from FreePhoneLine/Fongo to the newly ported number that was at Rogers now.

New Problem: If you call the ported number from Skype, you will get that same message “the number you have reached is not in service”.

Not sure who to contact for that issue. I did speak with Rogers and they did do a number refresh, but that didn’t do anything (except reset my answering machine).


Rogers Wireless Home Phone

An interesting email appeared in my inbox from Rogers Wireless which is one of the big 3 telecom providers out here in Canada. Their offer:

Wireless Home Phone Plan for $9.99 – (includes: Unlimited Canada Wide Calling, Call Display, Enhanced Voice mail)

I was impressed, and noticed that the service was not available until July 23rd (the email was received few days prior).

On July 23rd, I went to a local Rogers Store. I was asked if I was a current Rogers subscriber, I responded that I was. I provided my current wireless number. The clerk retrieved a device, placed it on the counter. The cost for the device was $29.99+tax (no contract). I paid for the device via credit card. The clerk had asked if I wanted to port a phone number. The number I provided to be ported was from FreePhoneLine (now known as Fongo). The system immediately accepted the port and apparently my port date was scheduled 5 days later. That was that. Well not really. (Porting Issues)

The device was easy to put together, there was a SIM card and a backup battery. The SIM card is the standard size and there was a label of LTE on it.

Wireless Home phone worked immediately. The router (or home phone device) has two telephone jacks in the back, a usb port and a power button. I had a wireless base that I hooked up to it and oddly enough an old Bell telephone taking up the second port.

The sound quality is superb. Its been a couple of weeks now, and I have not had any drop calls, no static, no issues. Nothing! The price point is incredible and will surely get attention from the Cogeco and Bell in areas such as Oakville and Burlington.

The target market is for areas where Rogers is unable to provide their regular Home Phone service.


UPDATE (Aug 28): The other party seems to hear a banging noise that lasts about 10 seconds and then it goes away. On my end I hear a tiny barely noticeable clicking sound, but apparently its really loud on the other end. I have the unit 200 meters away from the nearest electronic device (I have tried two different locations, and same result). It could be the wireless phone base? Another odd piece of information is that the problem doesn’t occur on every phone call. I can’t figure out what the heck it is. Anyone else experiencing this? Please comment.

UPDATE (Sept 11): I have swapped the current V-tech cordless phones and upgraded to Panasonic cordless phones. Both sets were DECT 6.0 and therefore I’m unsure if the knocking was coming from the handset or actual ZTE Home Phone device. Thus far with the new cordless phones there has not been any noise.