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
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.
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