Facebook Announces Reward of £25000 For White Hat Hackers To Find Bugs.

Facebook Announces Reward For White Hat Hackers:
Facebook has now officially announced that they are hiring white hat hackers all around the world who will find bugs in the millions lines of code of Facebook software and for each bug they will be rewarded an amount of £1000. facebook rewards hacker
Due to the popularity of Facebook , every day Facebook has to face a lot of serious hacking attempts that can cause damage if they do not properly remove all the bugs in their code. Facebook security has been breached earlier this month by Glenn Mangham, a 25-year-old student from New York, but according to the officials no data has been compromised.
Few days back the most active hacker group Anonymous upload a video on YouTube in which they claimed that they will hack Facebook on Nov5 2011. Facebook CEO’s didn’t respond to this threat but now it seems like they are responding to it. Circumstances can be changed any time and Facebook can be down any time because if hackers can take down the network of Sony , CIA , NATO , then Facebook will not be a big deal for them.
In this ‘Bounty hunter’ program Facebook has already paid to a single hacker £4300 who had been able to find six bugs in the code from where it can be compromised. Another amount of £3000 has been paid to security expert who made ‘one really good report’ said Facebook Security Officer.
White Hat Hackers are those who don’t use their capabilities to breach the security of the networks but they use it for good purpose and not to exploit the vulnerabilities exposed to them. It is a good opportunity for white hat hackers in the world to show their abilities and knowledge to the world.
Google launched a similar scheme last year, which initially covered the open source project allied to its Chrome browser, but was later expanded to invite whitehat hackers to probe its, websites including google.com and youtube.com. TippingPoint, a corporate security vendor owned by HP, also pays cash rewards for new vulnerabilities.

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