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Facebook's Phone Search Can Be Abused to Find People's Numbers, Researchers Say

Lucian Constantin | Oct. 9, 2012
Attackers can extract people's names and phone numbers from Facebook with brute force search attack, security researchers show

Voice phishing attacks and other type of phone scams are common and their success rate is already high, Botezatu said.

"Now imagine that these crooks address you by your full name and back up their statements with information about you taken straight from your [Facebook] profile." Botezatu said.

 

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