Friday, February 13, 2015

This guy got paid $12,500 for figuring out how to delete nearly every photo on Facebook

Facebook has paid a security researcher $12,500 (£8,121) for uncovering a bug that allowed him to delete any person's photos or albums on the social network without that person's permission. Naked Security reports that Laxman Muthiyah figured out a way to trick the social network into thinking he was the owner of the photos — letting him delete them without warning. He gained access using the Graph API, Facebook's developer platform. He tested it out with guinea pig account and was able to...-> read more

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