News Facebook offer cash for exploits

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by Electronic Punk, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Facebook have started paying out to hackers that find loopholes or exploits in, er, Facebook.

    More and more companies are offering cash incentives to third parties (ie the public) for finding exploits in their products. I guess it certainly beats waiting around for other people to do it for "the lulz" to huge embarrisment later on.

    :source: BBC News - Facebook pays for security loopholes
     
  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Especially since Anonymous is suppose to "destroy" them in November (I would assume through some exploit and not just DDoS).
     
  3. justinisfilming

    justinisfilming OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Facebook should hire these guys in the company permanently!
     
  4. Manduh

    Manduh OSNN One Post Wonder

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    This is an excellent idea! I'd rather the hackers help keep my FB acct safe than exploit it, as would most people undoubtably!