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Is It Possible to View Private Facebook Profiles?
This might have worked at one time. Avoid your spouse surprising you in the middle of an online flirt. I will definitely try this. However, in the United States, independency plays an important role in how singles value and date others. Sorry guys, i'm deleting my feed subscription.
How the hell you get into this article. Did you just google for it? It's impossible to pop up in your PC. Your article is so flawed. If you pretend to be the 'friend' of your target and try to add the target by saying u lost your password, of course the target will simply check her actual friend's real profile for any recent activity or simply call up her actual friend to verify.
The target wld not be that stupid to comply to your request by impulse. There is a sense of paranoia and hypocrisy that comes with this topic. Privatized profiles were originally designed to deter pedophiles from accessing minors. Now, it's gotten out of control. If an adult has a privatized profile, it defeats the purpose of social networking, where people get to know each other in a way they otherwise might be unable to.
The only time it would be sensible to do that might be when searching for employment, because HR Managers are using social networking sites as part of the background checks. You see, even a "harmless" picture adult beverage in hand, girl in bathing suit, lesbian kissing her partner, etc. Other than that, hiding yourself it comes off as quite contradictory.
It's anti-social behavior and hypocrisy at best. A person can look at others' profiles to learn something about them and react accordingly, but that same person closes themselves off from others. It comes down to a lot of people not wanting to take responsibility for their actions and their postings. We've all wanted to know what someone was like and tap into their personality as a way to be informed. People like to throw around words like "creepy" and "stalkerish" to dismiss the views and actions of others, even if those views and actions are something the accuser does or has done in some point.
There's no criminal intent in looking at an online profile, Googling someone, and so on just to obtain information about someone. It's what you intend to do afterward that the term "stalkerish" might apply. If you're gonna call courtship a man e-mailing a woman or looking at his crush's profile to see if she's single or compatible , then you'd have to look at yourselves in the mirror, because we've all been curious to know more about someone who tickles our fancy or get in touch with one who got away to see if time heals wounds.
Also, if you're gonna the viewing of profiles only as "stalking", then you'd have to accuse cops of that, the FBI, private investigators, Human Resources Homeland Security, and so on who survey, watch over, and search for people in person, through search engines, and online profiles.
In fact, I've seen news stories about criminals posting info on Facebook and MySpace and getting busted because of it. The bottom line is that, when accusing someone of that, it conveys the person has intent to harm in a criminal manner. Looking at a webpage is benign and unless the person is posting info that can be used to survey and or contact the person with dangerous intentions example: Most of these "stalking" situations are social situations where the parties involved are not communicating nor acting properly.
If one or both parties did something differently instead of being irresponsible and running away from their personal issues, then the conflict would either be resolved or there would be no conflict in the first place. Not handling your business like an adult and getting a bunch of not-so-informed third parties regardless of it's a friend or a D.
Also, authorities have to deal with these petty personal squabbles while those who really require the help and protection are either not getting it or their claims are not being taken seriously because of the crying wolf others do. We live in a curious society, period. Why else do we have this stuff like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and so on? There's nothing wrong with it, as long as your intentions aren't malicious or criminal in nature.
The National Enquirer, Inside Edition, TMZ, and other trash media are controversial in terms of the photos they take and the accuracy of the information they report which sometimes lead to libel and slander lawsuits. We as a culture crave information about something or someone and that's better than being assumptive and not thinking and acting for ourselves.
As long as you aren't expressing interest in harming anyone, quench your thirst for knowledge. Some people are just more PC and hypocritical than others. They want to look at profiles and see what an ex or anyone else for that matter is up to yet when they're the searched or contacted one they're defensive. Social networking sites are meant to be forums to socialize.
To dismiss others methods of socializing is just exposing one's behavior to be probably no different at one point or another. If you have to privatize it, then you probably shouldn't have one or at least strip it down and learn to express yourself better. Hell, I've heard of women doing credit checks on guys before first dates, so consider yourselves lucky.
The Damaja - wow, very well written and well said. You're right, there is certainly a happy medium between privacy and social networking. Some people may take it to extremes - and you bring up a lot of good points about what people intend to use social networks for, just for socializing with their own "cliques" or for meeting new people?
What level of privacy is excessive? Great points to consider I love how so many people have been complaining about this being shown on this website - yet why one earth would they be reading the article unless they wanted to find an underhand way of reading someone's facebook profile?
Maybe ask some of her friends if she's still dating him? And if she's not You'll be glad you did hopefully. This article identifies a security issue.
Everyone complaining seems to think that this article was written so that stalkers could get into private Facebook accounts.
Point the finger at yourself - this article was written so that you know how stalkers scam in order to get access to your Facebook account. I think this is a great article and great idea.
Yeah it might be snooping or just to satisfy a little curiousity. If someone just wants to peak to see what is going on in someone else's life and its more harm then good to send them a friend request and they are not being mean or hateful, where is the harm.
If you don't have things you want people to know then you shouldn't join any internet sites where there is a possibility for someone to gain access to your information. FB is a networking website to connect with people.
I think it is silly to have private profiles. I think this is a wonderful article. I won't be trying it out but if anyone does try to view my account without permission, I can know see some of the signs: All I have to do is confirm that my friend first account has actually lost his or her password.
Also, I had no idea that by responding to a message, the other person can view my account And for sure didn't know there were so many hacks out there to access Facebook accounts. Thank you for a great article, it was quite eye opening: Also, anyone who is in favor of what the author is advocating, should ask themselves if they'd want to be on the receiving end of such a hustle. That is, how would you feel on finding out that someone had been doing this to you.
But, much of what this article talks about is not exactly rocket science Most people know about this.. Trust me, this article is not going to be a revelation to people out there who want to get into other peoples profiles.. I was thinking about this. I swear I was. What better way to get into someone's profile than via a Facebook app.
In order for us to use one, we have to give them the front door key. But I don't know what the restrictions are, the difficulties. I could research it but I don't know if I care that much.
On the face of it, I didn't like the article. It had an amoral tone. I still think it's important to read things like this, to comment on them, and to not unsubscribe from a feed or blog just because an article rubbed you the wrong way, or because a certain writer did the same. This is not so much a how-to, imo. It's a heads-up or a reminder for everyone, that the traditional hustle has not gone away, it's only moved online.
There's no originality or insight here. This is one of those articles thought up after the fifth beer. Now, had there been a real hack, that would have been worthwhile. Article just made me giggle. The thought that someone would go to ALL that time and trouble to deceive someone into opening up their Facebook profile, instead of spending half of that energy going out into the real world and actually making a real friend.
I think the second part is not ethical. At least how it is presented. I think that if you had presented it as "hey this is a flaw in facebook Having said that, I believe it is good to see how hackers think and how social engineering is done, to watch out for it. I also appreciate this.
People are bothered because it probably is a very effective technique, which reinforces the value of publicizing it, which is the only way to stop it from working. I tend to be highly suspicious of facebook ads and generally ignore ones from people I don't have another method of contacting directly, but a lot of my friends aren't.
Right now, communication is a commodity, which makes privacy less valuable. In a few years when all of these networks are commonplace instead of novel people will start to realize the value of protecting their information.
The number of people who put common security question answers in their Facebook and MySpace profiles or even on slightly more secure sites like friends-locked livejournals or blogs astound me. We need more articles like this, propagated more thoroughly, if people are to understand how publicizing their information sets them up for deception and abuse by even mildly savvy online predators.
I don't think anyone's disagreeing that it's a loophole, and an important issue. The mistake was to approach the issue with an article like this - gleefully focusing on how you can con people, rather than on how you can protect yourself.
There's little skill in writing an offensive article that gets people talking. Sadly, for me, the only thing this will make me check more often is whether or not I should bother reading MUO articles. I like this article- I dont think anyone will be stupid enough to actually do it, but most of us who reads it now will be aware of this trick for the future Aibek the gloating tone of the article contradicts your reason for it being published, and the arrogant responses of the author also back this up.
To those who found this either "uncool" or intriguing but a little too much work, I just wrote a similarly-themed article on my blog that shows you how to view the full-size picture of anyone's Facebook profile picture. It's pretty easy to do and allows you to be only mildly sketchy rather than fully: The prupose of the post was to show how this can be done on Facebook.
Simply not talking about this won't help. As for the story title we deliberately make it provocaive so that it reaches people on Facebook. Alerting people to the fact they might get scammed is one thing, but this article wasn't written from that perspective. The author comes across as arrogant.
I'm sorry, but if you honestly think stalking a woman is a valid reason for accessing a her facebook profile then you're seriously misguided. You could go out to a couple stores and find all the ingredients you'd need to build a bomb.
If someone was concerned about people trying this, the WRONG thing to do is post the recipe for how to build a bomb in order to get the attention of the people who could prevent it from happening, i.
In this case, the author is ostensibly trying to help improve FB's security by posting the bomb making recipe. Own goal make use of, another reader you dont value dropping you from his reader. Why all the negativity? Its like the half full half empty question. You csn look at this article as a wrong way of gaining access to private data, or you can see it as a way to protect yourself from falling for such "scams".
These methods hold within them the seeds for these own 'destruction'. We can sit here and talk about who is cancelling their subscribtion, but lets face it, now thanks to this article, you would definately think twice when you get a friend request on facebook. Thanks Philly - and I appreciate your insight on this. The one thing I personally do whenever coming up with any article idea is determining what it is that people want to read about based on what people are looking for on the net.
Thousands of people scour the net every day looking for how to view private Facebook profiles, and few websites exist to provide them the answer they seek. If the discussion doesn't take place and we hide a hole because the topic is "icky" - how does that do any good?
If the article has made you stop and think today about the morality or ethics of this, as well as the potential positive or negative uses of such forms of social engineering, then I consider this discussion a tremendous success. My guess is that those people are upset because you exposed some of the techniques they use on facebook ;.
Don't people realize that there's nothing illegal about getting someone to add you as a friend on a PUBLIC social network. Even if you may be deceiving the person to get added they still have to willingly accept the friend add.
If you create a facebook profile only to make it private then why did you even take the time to create it in the first place? To me that's kinda creepy. Two things Subt; 1. IANAL, but lying to someone, claiming to be a third party in order to gain something is most probably illegal in some parts of the world. Being legal isn't anywhere close to the same thing as being moral- "uncool," "creepy," "sleezy" or "and error of judgment.
The "right" article to publish would've been "protect yourself from Facebook scammers. Well, do you know that you can get anybody's phone number without even knowing their name? You can ask them, and sometimes they'll accidentally give it to you. Obviously, be careful in doing things like this.
It wouldn't surprise me if some intrepid District Attorney was able to spin something along these lines into a wiretapping, fraud, or identity theft case. I'm not sure if this works anymore, but the default setting used to be that people in your same network can view your profile.
Most were unaware that this was the default and very few people actually change their settings. So, if the person was in the Los Angeles network, as an example, all you had to do was join the LA network and you could see tons of profiles lol: I'm sure they would have patched that up by now, but it worked a charm at one point!
My husband said he wanted his Facebook private for his workmates so he's never added me.. Wow, How completely unoriginal, Social engineering, big woop. It takes no computer skills whatsoevver to do it. Makeuseof what were you thinking when you let this post go through? Did he hold a gun to your head or did he make another fakebook profile instead of going outside again? Aibek fell for my fake Facebook trap, and he was so impressed that he agreed to publish the article.
This is really an uncool post. If you think you are being informative in a good way, you are absolutely not. I would have to check twice before I accept a friend on FaceBook from now on. This technique is almost like commiting fraud. With the kind of large reader base MUO has and most with FaceBook accounts, this is a wrong palce for this information to be published.
Aibek, I hope you would screen the articles more carefully from now on. Seriously, this kind of information doesnt deserve a place on MUO which is looked at as a blog with good and informative tech realted stuff.
Think about what you just wrote. This article will make you check twice before you accept a friend on Facebook from now on. I didnt know sending and email opened my account to who it was sent to. The second method was also thought provoking. Another thing to look out for. I cant believe so many people are bad mouthing this article. Trying to kill MUO and this country. I cant stand fragile people who think their entitled to this or that.
FB isnt national security. I didn't know sending an email opened my account. I can't believe so many people are bad mouthing this article. I can't stand fragile people who think they're entitled. FB isn't national security.
Seriously, telling me in some detail what scofflaws do to hustle me is a public service that should be encouraged. I may own a copy of the Anarchist's Cookbook for its entertainment value, but I don't build bombs. I don't get all the hate. It's basically an article about social engineering applied to facebook. And an entertaining one at that. Hey Kazana - thanks for getting it!
Don't let those folks bother you It's about thinking outside the box - and yes, the examples provided in the article to justify the social engineering approach are valid. Think about it - if I know some overage guy has a Facebook profile and he's dating my underage daughter who claims she's "in love" with him You really seem proud about it.
I'll prove you wrong. I will be you on Facebook! See if that is outside of the box enough for you? This is way too weird. The author is apparently not aware of psychological damage which stalkers or persons alike can cause on other people. This was a poor article, and an clear error of judgement by Makeuseof. People don't need to read the pathetic little scribbles of some weird guy who spends his time figuring out to dupe girls into being friends with him - not even in real life, but in internet-life.
Sure, if there was a real security angle the article might be useful, but there clearly isn't: Every article on Makeuseof impacts on the site's brand strength and its profile, and publishing junk like this reflects badly on what is usually an excellent, useful and informative site.
I understand why others have commented that they're going to stop reading MUO I don't even give a toss if I can't see other's profile, if they live in my country and i know them then i add them, other than that, all my facebook friends are people i know, I just don't add anyone alive. Yeah, what an all-time-low for Make Use Of. This article is down-right creepy Time to remove Make Use of from my reader, sorry.
Yeah, this is just wrong, what an all time low for Make Use Of. Very sleazy sham-wowish article. Time to delete MUO from my reader, sorry. The author didn't mean anything wrong. I found the article kinda hilarious actually. By doing this, the author has shown us that one of the things we can do to protect our "private" accounts is to query the person in question.
For example, let's say the name of the Friend we have added goes by the name of "Sid" and some other person is trying to convince us that he is Sid. Step one is to send a message off to the original "Sid" account and see if there is a response give hours leeway. If there is no response from the account, we can also try sending an email to an account we know belongs to the real Sid or if you don't know the email account, you can ask one of your other friends who may have this information to do so.
Before I get flamed, yes, you can also be in a situation where "Sid" is on vacation, hasn't told anyone, hasn't logged into his account in, say two weeks, and you add the false Sid. One thing you could do, is remember NOT to publish information you do NOT want other people to find out about you on the internet. The last statements u said are the most sensible And Ryan is only educating us of the possibilities!
Tho mtd 2 was a lil obvious, if u had thought abt it. As I wrote in the article, every trick in the book has it's negative uses and its positive uses. There are plenty of good reasons why someone like a parent or spouse may need to get a look at a private profile. When I write these articles, I'm not going to preach morals to people Yeah, I don't think this was a good idea for a post. I think most people could have already figured it out I purposely haven't responded to people JUST BECAUSE I knew it'd give them access to my profile , and those who couldn't, probably shouldn't be given such easy-to-follow directions.
First Jimmy posts an article containing the worst Torrent advice ever, then Ryan posts about "Becoming a hero" by following the inefficient and fearmongering Amber Alert system, and now we have Ryan again! Damn you rock man. You know i was searching for how i can hack someone's Facebook and then i came across your article and I'm quite impressed with how you made use of psychology with technology over here.
I think it's an excellent article, it's clearly not written with any harmful intentions. I think it's a good thing to educate readers about social engineering and the psychology behind internet security. Looking forward to more quality articles.
Your 2nd approach is clearly spamming the email provider and facebook system. I wonder how such an article can get published on MakeUseOf. I think an important stipulation is that you're not sending these emails in bulk. You're selectively choosing specific people that you're individually sending targeted emails to. Trust me - for every 2 people who are writing "holier-than-thou" comments I gotta try that! How to View Private Facebook Profiles.
Join our newsletter and follow us! Facebook Pinterest Twitter YouTube. I want to do that for my GF, who made it private and I'm suspicious thanks. It is illegal to make a fake Profile. Know that you are commiting a felony. If it was illegal, there wouldn't be enough prison cells on the planet to punish offenders. Ok, i just clicked on the link howtoviewprivateprofiles. They might not add you if you try to add them as yourself, because of who you are.
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Why date now when your ideal wives are still in kindergarten! Patel still believes arranged marriages are a good idea: The technique to see last activity would be the same as to see profile pictures of a non-friend.
Seriously, telling me in some detail what scofflaws do to hustle view dating profiles without joining is a public service that should be encouraged. Or you can leave the work to our matching process and let us find a match for you. At least how it is presented. Can apps and algorithms lead to true love? That witjout view dating profiles without joining humiliating to me if my friends or family travel dating singles up seeing her profile pic and it looks like he is cheating when they don't even see each other, when he goes to NJ to visit his daughter, I am right there with him. I would say that these WORK!
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