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Facebook Broken Promises, Hackers Keep Palestinians to Rp 100 Million

Facebook Broken Promises, Hackers Keep Palestinians to Rp 100 Million
The story of the Palestinian hackers were ignored by Facebook, Khalil Shreateh, continues.

People who managed to find a bug in Facebook's dangerous will receive payment for the discovery.  However, parties who will give money to Shreateh Facebook was not the party, but from the hacker community around the world. 

Is the Marc Maiffret, Chief Technology Officer of BeyondTrust cyber security company, who took the initiative to raise money for Shreateh. He asked the hackers around the world to donate a prize money with a target of 10,000 U.S. dollars (about USD 100 million) for Shreateh.  Maiffret told Reuters news agency revealed that he has managed to collect the money of 9,000 U.S. dollars, including $ 2,000 donated by him. 

Fundraising is done by Maiffret and other hackers do not agree with the decision because Facebook is not giving any money to Shreateh, although Facebook has a program called "Bug Bounty".  Through this program, the largest social networking is a promising amount of money for anyone who managed to let Facebook know about bugs or security holes are found.

The smallest prize promised by Facebook is $ 500 U.S. dollars.  "Shreateh was sitting in the Palestinians doing research in his notebook 5-year-old, who will soon appear broken. This money might be helpful for him," said Maiffret.  Previously, Shreateh managed to find a bug that would allow someone to post a time line to another user, without having to make friends or connected first.  Shreateh already contacted Facebook regarding this issue, but was ignored. Then, Shreateh exploit these loopholes to post these problems directly to the wall Mark Zuckerberg.

Finally, attention was immediately obtained.  "First of all apologize for breaking privacy and even post to your wall, I had no other choice to report what I sent to the Facebook team," wrote Shreateh.  Not long ago, the security hole was closed immediately by the Facebook security team. They realized their mistake by apologizing to Shreateh.

However, Facebook is not going to give any payment.  "We are not going to change the rules by refusing to pay prizes to researchers who tested the vulnerability on the user's real," said Joe Sullivan, Facebook Chief Security Officer.


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