Researches from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel, have discovered a new cyber attack threatening social media platforms. The attack dubbed ‘Chameleon’ may allow changing the content you liked or posts you commented on without notice. Successful exploitation would leave people wondering when did they like a particular post, image, or video.
As stated by the researchers in their paper,
The attack works not because of a security vulnerability, rather because of a design flaw. Mentioning the possible impacts of a Chameleon attack, the researches stated:
The researchers have presented a detailed exploit with all technicalities in a research paper. The following video demonstrates the attack scenario. You can also test it yourself via the Facebook experiment set up by the researchers.