"During a #voicecall through  #WhatsApp , the bug used to allow the caller to upgrade it to a #videocall without the authorisation and knowledge of the receiver. The caller was then able to see what the other person was doing, violating the privacy of the receiver," Sougaijam told PTI.
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After discovering the #bug , Sougaijam said, he had reported the matter to the #BugBounty Program of the #Facebook , which deals with violation of #privacy matters, in March.
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Sougaijam said his report was acknowledged by the Facebook #Security team the very next day and its technical department fixed the bug within 15-20 days.
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"After reviewing this issue, we have decided to award you a #bounty of $5,000," Facebook said in an #email sent to Sougaijam.
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The man said he found his name in the Facebook ' Hall of Fame' page this month.
Facebook, owned by #MarkZuckerberg , purchased the #messaging service WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion in February 2014.
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Read the full article:
https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/facebook-whitehat-hall-of-fame-whatsapp-privacy-bug-zonel-sougaijam-2051332
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#dataprivacy #dataprotection #datasecurity #digitalworld #infosec #follow #ai #iot #bigdata #technology #socialmedia #cybersecurity #instagram #wechat #viber #telegram #techgiant #bigtech
"During a #voicecall through #WhatsApp, the bug used to allow the caller to upgrade it to a #videocall without the authorisation and knowledge of the receiver. The caller was then able to see what the other person was doing, violating the privacy of the receiver," Sougaijam told PTI.
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After discovering the #bug, Sougaijam said, he had reported the matter to the #BugBounty Program of the #Facebook, which deals with violation of #privacy matters, in March.
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Sougaijam said his report was acknowledged by the Facebook #Security team the very next day and its technical department fixed the bug within 15-20 days.
-
"After reviewing this issue, we have decided to award you a #bounty of $5,000," Facebook said in an #email sent to Sougaijam.
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The man said he found his name in the Facebook ' Hall of Fame' page this month.
Facebook, owned by #MarkZuckerberg, purchased the #messaging service WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion in February 2014.
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Read the full article:
https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/facebook-whitehat-hall-of-fame-whatsapp-privacy-bug-zonel-sougaijam-2051332
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#dataprivacy #dataprotection #datasecurity #digitalworld #infosec #follow #ai #iot #bigdata #technology #socialmedia #cybersecurity #instagram #wechat #viber #telegram #techgiant #bigtech "During a #voicecall through #WhatsApp, the bug used to allow the caller to upgrade it to a #videocall without the authorisation and knowledge of the receiver. The caller was then able to see what the other person was doing, violating the privacy of the receiver," Sougaijam told PTI.
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After discovering the #bug, Sougaijam said, he had reported the matter to the #BugBounty Program of the #Facebook, which deals with violation of #privacy matters, in March.
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Sougaijam said his report was acknowledged by the Facebook #Security team the very next day and its technical department fixed the bug within 15-20 days.
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"After reviewing this issue, we have decided to award you a #bounty of $5,000," Facebook said in an #email sent to Sougaijam.
-
The man said he found his name in the Facebook ' Hall of Fame' page this month.
Facebook, owned by #MarkZuckerberg, purchased the #messaging service WhatsApp for a staggering $19 billion in February 2014.
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Read the full article:
https://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/facebook-whitehat-hall-of-fame-whatsapp-privacy-bug-zonel-sougaijam-2051332
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#dataprivacy #dataprotection #datasecurity #digitalworld #infosec #follow #ai #iot #bigdata #technology #socialmedia #cybersecurity #instagram #wechat #viber #telegram #techgiant #bigtech

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  • @_asianbabyfeminist_ 12 June, 2019

    He was robbed

  • @boisvertinc 12 June, 2019

    Not enough money!

  • @cecilgayi 12 June, 2019

    @mukenyi look at this nonsense

  • @deadseankennedy 12 June, 2019

    very cool