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Our CTO Interviewed on CNN: Man exposes Facebook security flaw

Posted August 19, 2013    Sarah Lieber

Marc Maiffret spoke on CNN earlier today about the Palestinian IT specialist, Khalil Shreateh, who exposed a Facebook security flaw and due to miscommunication, was not awarded a bounty for his work. A quick excerpt and a link to the interview are below.

“He found a great vulnerability in Facebook, he tried to report it responsibly in his own way, and I think it would be the right thing to support him and send a good message. So that folks like him who continue to report it to the Facebooks of the world versus selling it for a lot more money in the underground…This was a pretty big bug.” – Marc Maiffret

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Additionally, if you’d like to help Khalil Shreateh and his future security research efforts, you can donate to him directly here. 100% of proceeds go to Khalil Shreateh. Let us all send a message to security researchers across the world and say that we appreciate the efforts they make for the good of everyone.

Here’s what the Twittersphere has had to say about this so far…

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2 Responses to “Our CTO Interviewed on CNN: Man exposes Facebook security flaw”

  1. Madhu Rakhal Magar

    Great Job Guy

    August 20, 2013 10:58:10, Reply

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