Friday, July 1, 2011

#Hulu and Facebook Connect are working together to let me access your Hulu account and Facebook profile

I don't know Alexandra and I don't think she'd appreciate me linking to her facebook.

I don't know if anyone else has seen this, but I've raised the flag on friendfeed, twitter, google reader, and google+ and nobody seems to be noticing.  Maybe the issue is intermittent, but I was able to gain access to people's accounts on both Hulu and Facebook (or, in the latter, at least given the option to share my Hulu activity with someone else's facebook wall) and I think it's kind of a big deal. I'm surprised nobody is reacting to any of my posts. Oh well. I'm staying out of hulu for a while. Glad I don't have any personally identifiable information in there.

Update 1: It's not just me ...

@cdogzilla @hulu yep same thing here. it connected me to about five different @hulu accounts showing me all the peoples data.Fri Jul 01 16:41:19 via web

Update 2: Gigaom has a post (you'll recognize the screenshot and the details of source) with a link to another article with more screenshots where a hulu employee's account info was exposed.

Update 3: Hulu seems to have it under control now.

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