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Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 15:08:13 -0400
From: William Reyor <opticfiber@...il.com>
To: illwill <illwill@...mob.org>
Cc: "fulldisclosure@...lists.org" <fulldisclosure@...lists.org>
Subject: Re: [FD] Access anyone's Facebook "profile picture" in full
	resolution regardless of the ACL restriction

That's been on tracksomebody.com forever. See http://tracksomebody.com/?p=173

William Reyor
@wreyor

> On Apr 3, 2014, at 12:07 PM, illwill <illwill@...mob.org> wrote:
> 
> did you know the second section of the filename is the users actual
> facebook user id?
> 6549_*16544614736*_444444875_n.jpg
> https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=*16544614736
> 
> *
>        -illwill
> illwill@...mob.org
> http://illmob.org
> 
>> On 4/1/2014 5:59 AM, Bipin Gautam wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> 
>> I felt like writing / pointing this minor issue, as it as its "Facebook" ...
>> 
>> This issue is due to the way facebook pictures are stored in CDN
>> without authentication mechanism, during accessing it. (which would be
>> way technically complicated to implement it)
>> 
>> Also, it is a Facebook feature that... if you have full path of an
>> image, you can pass it to anyone over the internet which they can
>> access it directly (and the facebook user should not have unrealistic
>> expectation to privacy. Hence, if someone can access an image they can
>> save/email it to others, anyway.)
>> 
>> 
>> POC:
>> 
>> ( Please TEST it in a real profile, real world example and it should
>> work. I obviously changed the URL, POC below, to gibberish
>> "6549_16544614736_444444875_n.jpg" )
>> 
>> STEPS:
>> 
>> You could try this by :
>> 
>> - changing your own facebook profile picture viewable to "only me",
>> then bookmark your own Facebook profile and logout and clear cache.
>> 
>> - or then try different browser with your own profile from bookmark,
>> without logging in to facebook!
>> 
>> - or pass your FB profile to a friend, with the following instruction.
>> 
>> ___
>> 
>> - then, in your browser, "Right click the Facebook profile image" that
>> you want to access in full resolution (that have ACL as access to
>> "only me" or "friends" ) > click "Copy image location" > paste it in
>> notepad
>> 
>> sample url you will get (this link below is broken)
>> 
>> :[1] https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-frc3/t1.0-1/c0.18.160.160/p160x160/6549_16544614736_444444875_n.jpg
>> 
>> 
>> to remove from [1]: "/c0.18.160.160/p160x160"   (part; in other cases,
>> the url structure may be different, you just have to find and remove
>> this middle part...)
>> 
>> final modified url from above, which you can access the profile
>> picture in full resolution via your browser :
>> 
>> https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-frc3/t1.0-1/6549_16544614736_444444875_n.jpg
>> 
>> 
>> Respectfully,
>> -bipin
>> 
>> 
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