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White Hat Shows Exploit to Hack Any Facebook Account

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Samburaj Das

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Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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White Hat Shows Exploit to Hack Any Facebook Account

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An Indian white hat hacker has revealed a vulnerability that granted him the means to hack into any Facebook user’s account. However, being the white hat that he is, the hacker promptly alerted Facebook who duly granted him a bug bounty of $15,000. It’s a good thing he’s a white hat, he could’ve made millions as a malicious hacker. Security researcher Anand Prakash from Bangalore, India has revealed a proof-of-concept hack that enabled him to plausibly hack any Facebook user’s profile. The ‘simple vulnerability’ as he called it, was revealed in a blog post that’s scarily titled “How I could…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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