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Major Facebook permissions bug found by producers of privacy app

Newly discovered Facebook bug allows apps to block users from their account while giving hackers access to contact lists, phone numbers, and other private information.

When bug-testing a new Facebook app, a group of programmers recently found that with the right coding, an app could block users from accessing their own account while giving a hacker access to contact lists, phone numbers, e-mails, and other private information. Locked out from their account, the user would be unable to disconnect the app and revoke its permissions.

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