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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Facebook Refused to Award a Hacker

Facebook Refused to Award a Hacker

Facebook Refused to Award a Hacker

Added: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Category: About Torrents > Staying Safe And Secure
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extrattorrent.com, 2013
Facebook team was humiliated by a hacker after it was trying spin out the news the software was flawed. It is known that the largest social network in the world has a policy that it is ready to pay at least $500 for any security flaw a hacker can find.


Khalil, a systems information expert from Palestine, discovered a flaw which allowed anyone to post to someone else’s timeline even if they are not friends. Khalil reported the flaw to Facebook security team twice, but with no result. He warned Facebook that he could post to Mark Zuckerberg’s wall, but the security experts claimed it wasn’t a bug at all. After this, Khalil posted an Enrique Iglesias video to the wall of Zuckerberg’s schoolmate. However, Facebook team still insisted that since one couldn’t see that post unless they are a friend of a user, it was all right.

Khalil said ok and posted onto Zuckerberg’s wall details of the security flaw. It should be noted that the hacker was very nice about it and apologized for violating Mark’s privacy. In a few seconds Khalil’s Facebook account was suspended and Facebook engineer contacted him to request all the details of the vulnerability. This time they explained that he hadn’t provided enough technical details for them to take action on it. In addition, they claimed that even by proving to them the hack existed, the company couldn’t pay him for the security hole because his actions broke Facebook’s Terms of Service.

It is unknown why the security team hasn’t said from the very beginning that they could see what the hacker talking about but lacked technical details. As you can see, Khalil tried to contact Facebook at least twice and both times they refused to act. So, it turned out that the hacker who found the exploit lost out by forcing someone at Facebook to understand it was a security hole. Frankly speaking, Khalil was punished for his good faith, while he could have sold it on to a 3rd party and make more cash that way.

September 3rd,2013

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Date:  Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Comments (13) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2013-09-03 04:39:24)
munnaluvsu avatarfacebook is becoming an "apple" these days... bad bad bad

posted by Turtle (2013-09-03 04:47:38)
Awans avatarThe privacey is no more there on FB

posted by (2013-09-03 04:56:32)
delgadoii avatarFacebook = NO Privacy.. .any monkey with a branch for a home knows that!!!...

posted by (2013-09-03 07:25:47)
No avatarMr Khalil is punished for his good doing. FB securit team are arrogant in their technical ability.

posted by (2013-09-03 10:50:14)
Ripping4Life avatarSam thank you for the news..
This is why I dont have a FFB acount, I do not like the way they run it. The best thing would b to shut it down for good...

posted by (2013-09-03 10:55:04)
No avatarFacebook is just the u.s government information pod. Why do u think its free. No telco charges data to use it that I know of. .

posted by (2013-09-03 11:34:11)
crazymichael avatarI cant believe people are still addicted to that silly site.I'd love it if fb shut down that way they'd have to talk face 2 face and Facebook isn't even free you need the internet to get on it and that costs money.

posted by (2013-09-03 12:12:28)
yousif901 avatarit can be hacked Phantom pages on back track 5 r3

posted by (2013-09-03 14:48:31)
metazip avatarFacebook was and never will be private and the main reason is their "opt out" only attitude for any and all changes which is really the direct opposite that should be happening.

posted by (2013-09-03 21:40:48)
cyberjackcyberjack123 avatarFacebook never bean 100% and sines online privacy is pretty much dead these days not much anyone can do. Nice story thanks. oh back track 5 r3 does rock

posted by (2013-09-03 22:40:41)
Darkan9el avatarBillions of pounds and ego's to match and the FB knob'eads get mardy because a kid made them look like idiots and shamed them. Tell FB where to stuff their paltry $500. I got rid of my fake account ages ago, FB is so boring, I'd rather play eyeball yoyo.

posted by (2013-09-04 01:52:52)
No avatarfacebook is becoming an "apple" these days... bad bad bad

posted by ET junkieGirl (2013-09-06 04:56:46)
defanitionofsouthern avatarI agree onemustang. There was even a program on television about how the government used FB to find out anything they want about a person and it cuts down on their workload.

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