FB bug fetches $5,000 to Hyderabad student


A city student, Aellaboina Tarun, won 5,000 USD for discovering a bug in popular social media platform Facebook last month. The bug reported by Tarun, a third year engineering student in Computer Science at CMR College of Engineering and Technology, enables URL redirection and causes severe cache issues.

“I was attracted by security modules and was in search of vulnerabilities when I found a URL redirection which lands the user on unexpected webpage rather than the main Facebook webpage. Also while studying its source code I found a serious cache issue due to which the user’s access to the social media platform can be interrupted,” Tarun explained.

The discovery was a result of several hours of intensive study after which Tarun sent a detailed report along with proof of concept (POC) to Facebook. Acknowledging his contribution, his name, along with the college name, was listed in Facebook’s ‘Hall of Fame’, also known as ‘Whitehat’ list which can be seen at ‘www.facebook.com/whitehatlist/thanks’.

The CMR College of Engineering & Technology is also the first college in the world to get listed in the ‘Facebook Whitehat’ list. Facebook initiated a programme called ‘Bug Bounty Program’ to encourage experts to detect and report security threats and vulnerabilities of the platform.

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

About local2globe

Faculty of soft skills, personality development and Humanities.

2 responses to “FB bug fetches $5,000 to Hyderabad student”

  1. aellaboina tarun says :

    Thank you

NBA.com | Hang Time Blog

The official news blog of NBA.com with commentary and analysis from NBA.com's staff of writers.

Grist

A nonprofit news org for people who want a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck.

TechCrunch

Startup and Technology News

The Meat & Potatoes of Life

By Lisa Smith Molinari

Attila Ovari

Loving Life and Inspiring Others

Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.

Fueled by Chocolate

A Canadian view of This, That, Then and Now

On The Heath

where would-be writer works with words

FranceSays

Observations of life in France. By an adopted Française.

Cunning Hired Knaves

a jelly-like mass of liquid corruption

End Kwote

After it's all said and done, life's just a bunch of kwotes

onesmallpot

food and other morsels...

typical guy, atypical situation

a solid soul trapped inside a broken body

Cenaclul ROMANTICII (Migdale Marius)

Prolog: Poate că Iubirea nu face Pământul să se învârtă... Dar face ca scurta noastră călătorie prin viaţă să merite!

Life Is Like That

In between times, seeking the extraordinary in the ordinary

C.B. Wentworth

Just following my muse . . .

TeMe

creativity, news, reblogging, fun...:-)

Lyrical Anarchy

Poetic Justice!

skyytv

I write about TV and movies. Also sometimes other stuff too.

wretchedshekels

finding new homes for old goodies

Memoirs of a Dragon

Dragon Thoughts and Quantum Musings

Book Hunger

Good Books and Inspirational Writing

Discovering Different

Like a Fortune Cookie... Without Calories

SANDRA PAVLOFF CONNER

The Happy Wordcrafter

The Boston Harbor Picayune

The Boston Artists' Life on a Dime -An Online Newspaper

Suzy Blue

Suzy Blue Blog

watercolourarts

watercolour, drawings, art and paintings

Unconfirmed Bachelorette

Proudly living alone with cats

Good Time Stories

Inspiring and Heartwarming Stories

kitwest61

Fiction & invention are the fabric of life

The Punchy Lands!

Embrace Your PUNCHY Nature

CBS Las Vegas

News/Talk 840 AM KXNT

The Scene Stealer

Taking shots at life

The accidental Blog..

Thoughts... Whatever, whenever!

carmen

Sharing and expressing... through words.

baddoodle

life without erasers

BonsEye

The way I see it...

Mustard Seed Budget

FINANCES FOR YOUR MINISTRY

writeonthebeach

Notes from the coast

Art Quench Magazine

Quench Your Creative Thirst

Guitarist India

Kapil Srivastava - One of the Best Guitar Players & Top Authors

Word Wabbit

Wrestless Word Wrestler

ironwoodwind

Just another WordPress.com site

%d bloggers like this: