Facebook” reveal a greater financial reward granted to the hacker ethic




“Facebook” reveal a greater financial reward granted to the hacker ethic

Revealed the social networking site “Facebook” today announced the largest reward granted to the hacker ethic, since the launch of the program “Rewards for Facebook gaps” (Facebook Bug Bounty) in 2011.

I went and bonus valued at 33,500 U.S. dollars, the Brazilian Computer Engineer, ” Reginaldo Silva , “who spends most of his time working in the field of information security, so as to meet the discovery of a vulnerability has been described as the worst for” Facebook “.
Brazilian architect “Reginaldo Silva”

Brazilian architect “Reginaldo Silva”

Where the engineer who says he was interested in the security of web applications, last November, creating one of the worst kinds of security holes in software, “Facebook”, which relates Balhevrh used in what is known as “defined open” (OpenID), a system of authentication allows users using the same login credentials within multiple Internet services.

Silva found that it is possible to implement the gap distance, which is considered one of the most dangerous types of defects code. They are able to allow hackers to read any file and open network connections to arbitrary servers a “Vspock.”

The “Facebook” that no one has to exploit the gap by the Silva tells the social network in the November 19, 2013, which was forced “Facebook” then to alert their employees, and stressed they need to fix the gap in the short term, which has been through three and a half hours only.

It is noteworthy that Silva was discovered loophole own system of “open identifier” in the September / September of the year 2012, where it was not, “Facebook” the only one who suffered, as the Brazilian architect has found that it affected many of the online services, including services ” Google “, such as blogging service” blogger “(Blogger), which rewarded him with prize money of U.S. $ 500, he said.

It should be noted that the “Facebook” had revealed the end of December / December last year on the honor roll for the most “hackers moralists” (White hat hackers) who were able to discover bugs or security flaws in the social network in 2013.

The list for the previous year name about 222 hackers immoral, including 11 Arabic, an increase of 100 names on the list last year, and 170 name from the list for the year 2011, and the longer that list the product of the program “Rewards Facebook gaps”, a program that rewards hackers ethicists financial rewards of not less than U.S. $ 500 at the discovery of a loophole or bug in the site.
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