Sunday, April 14, 2013

Access restricted facebook profile pic

A security glitch in Facebook can show you the complete restricted profile pic of any user. I tried it on many users including Mark Zukerberg's profile and it worked. I first tried to contact Facebook so that it can be fixed but I couldn't find a way to submit my request through their help center.
Steps to reproduce it :

1) Go to the profile and copy the link address of any user's profile pic. Simply right click on it and choose copy link address.

2) Open the new tab and paste the link, its typically like:

3) Remove this string : c23.1.285.285/s160x160, so now the link looks like :

4) Press enter and all profile pic security goes into thin air...

Please respect the privacy of the user and don't use this trick in any wrong way.