guy, Arun S Kumar, a 20-year old engineering student is next on the line to
save Facebook for us from another bug that would have caused a major break out.
Kollam in Kerala reported a bug in Facebook which was capable of bringing down
it. He identified a malfunction named Full
Account Takeover, which allows anyone to access people’s accounts. This can
be done without their knowledge or approval.
identified this bug in March and immediately reported to Facebook. The
authorities were a bit reluctant initially to accept the flaw. But after
several intimations from Arun, they responded and fixed the problem.
“It was during one of my usual searches that
I found lookaside.facebook.com. Probing further, I found that the domain is
affected by a malfunction named Full Account Takeover, in which a hacker could
easily trespass into any Facebook account without the knowledge or approval of
the owner in less than 10 minutes” Arun said.
awarded him a cash prize of 10000$, that is around 6.6 Lakhs, for identifying
the bug that would brought a huge blow. Facebook has put his name in its Hall
of Fame appreciating his efforts to make social networking secure.
identified a lot of bugs before. This is
not his first time. He has found variety of bugs in Google and Facebook as of
now. His efforts are to be very much appreciated. Kudos to the young talent!