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[LINK] How To View Private FB Profiles

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    an old but interesting article from 2009. may be news to some.
    (wonder if all of this still works... :confused:)

    How To View Private Facebook Profiles,

    I?ve always had a penchant for finding flaws within supposedly secure systems. Those sort of activities got me into a lot of trouble in high school, and certainly banned from the high school computer lab once or twice.

    Early last year I decided to join Facebook, and in doing so, I learned an intriguing fact about this fast-growing social network: Facebook profiles are usually private.

    Figuring out how to view private Facebook profiles became a brief hobby of mine for a few months last year, so I?m going to share what I learned over those few months with MakeUseOf readers.

    Read More...
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-view-private-facebook-profiles/
     
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  2. clitorisfactory

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    Anyone know how to view members of a private facebook group?
     
  3. josh21

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    I dont think we can view private profile,if it is possible i will also do that dude...
     
  4. hotworm

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    just add it ,then you can view the profiles.
     
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    Forbidden

    You don't have permission to access / on this server.
    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


    Great share lawl...prob not your fault but yeah thats what I got.
     
  6. blackhatnorth

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    just delete the hiderefer part of the url
     
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    the link has worked at the time when TSP shared it and it is working now, just try it without hiderefer
    it seems to be the problem is with that and not with OP's link

    edited: i was late with this info :)
     
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  8. hiphopislife

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    thanks for this looking into it ;)
     
  9. gregstereo

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    This is what Chuck Barris used to call "good schtuff!" (read about the gong show on wikipedia if you don't remember Chuck Barris, he's actually an interesting character.

    And aside from the interesting angle on fbook, the article is an excellent reminder about some possible applications of basic human psychology and social engineering.
     
  10. not4nuthin

    not4nuthin Registered Member

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    I've actually done this before. I haven't done it in a while though...
     
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    i thought there is some script shared... social engineering is great though.