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Facebook to fix Poke glitch allowing videos to be saved

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Dec 2012 21:55

Facebook to fix Poke glitch allowing videos to be saved Facebook is scrambling to fix another bug.
Poke, the company's new standalone app that allows you to "poke" a friend with a message, photo or video and set the amount of time they can keep the message for (10 seconds or less).

While the message is supposed to self destruct, a security glitch was discovered where any and all videos could later be extracted and saved.

"We are addressing this issue now. We should have a fix pushed shortly," said a hurried Facebook spokesperson.

It appears the Poke was caching videos in a temporary folder on iOS devices, a file that did not delete when the message itself did. Anyone with a third-party file manager for the iOS device could then plug their phone/tablet into their computer and quickly download the file.

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