For Hulu, Facebook Connect becomes a security headache

Declan McCullagh reports:


Hulu acknowledged this afternoon that an attempt to integrate itself with Facebook didn’t go exactly as planned.

Far from aiding the “entire social experience,” which the video streaming service had promised in its announcement earlier in the day, the attempted integration allowed some Hulu users to access other users’ accounts.

In a followup blog post this afternoon, Hulu Vice President Richard Tom said the security breach was the result of a programming error, not malicious activity, and did not expose passwords or credit card numbers.


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