Network Flaw Causes Scary Web Error

SAN FRANCISCO -- Technology experts say the case of a Georgia woman and her two daughters who ended up in other people's Facebook accounts is an example of what can go wrong on the Internet.

The women were using their mobile phones when they found themselves in strangers' accounts with full access to troves of private information.

The glitch is the result of a routing problem at the family's wireless carrier, AT&T.

The company says it's fixing the network issue that caused the problem after a "limited number" of occurrences.

Experts say the little-known security flaw could have far-reaching implications for everyone on the Internet.

The problem adds a dimension to researchers' warnings that there are many ways online information can go awry.

Several security experts say the glitch is new to them and it could also happen on a PC, not just a phone.


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