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Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Account Hacked

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by RoamingDevil, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. RoamingDevil

    RoamingDevil Junior Member

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    In order to prove that social media giant Facebook has a security flaw that can allow people to post on someone's wall without being in their friends' list, a security researcher went a step ahead to prove his point and posted about the bug on the CEO's wall.http://www.indiatimes.com/technology/internet/mark-zuckerbergs-facebook-account-hacked-to-prove-presence-of-bug-96147.html


    BRAVO :D :p
     
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    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    Shit. I was just reading today about the same thing that happened few years back. Something called Firesheep.
     
  4. RoamingDevil

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    And the funniest thing is ,FB Rejected 500$ reward for bug reporting :p

    They said he violated TOS :|
     
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    not .. wondering why they are not paying louse 500$
     
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    This guy, Khalil Shreateh is amazing.. and fb's team didn't respond him that's why he did that!! that was hilarious!
     
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    If I were MZ , I would pay 5000$ For this :D
     
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    Where did you see it got hacked? Cause that's not the case.
     
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    Yeap, according to sources that guy used his own profile and facebook says that you should use dummy account to show the bug!!
     
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    He selected Zuck as his dummy :p


    Being a hacker who hacked FB CEO is worth more than 500$
     
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    ha and I'm sure they also say having more than one account is against terms facebook not to be trusted
     
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    He made stupid move publishing it, he should be quiet and keep the thing private, or to sell it on black market.
    For this type of exploits marketers are killing, it looks cheap but he would get between 5000 - 8000 for capability to post on any wall. Now he don't have nothing except 5 minutes of "fame".
     
  13. RoamingDevil

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    Not all people are Hitlers :)
     
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    This thread is shared thrice or more here on this forum :S
     
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    [​IMG] A screenshot of the message left on Mark Zuckerberg's wall

    A Palestinian programmer has highlighted a flaw in Facebook's security system by posting a message on Mark Zuckerberg's private page.
    Khalil Shreateh used a vulnerability he discovered to hack the account of the Facebook founder and raise the alarm.
    Mr Shreateh said he had tried to use Facebook's White Hat scheme, which offers a monetary reward for reporting vulnerabilities, but had been ignored.
    Facebook said it had fixed the fault but not would be paying Mr Shreateh.

    Mr Shreateh found a security breach that allowed Facebook users to post messages on the private "walls" of people who had
    not approved them as "friends", overriding the site's privacy features.

    He wrote to Facebook's White Hat team to warn them of the glitch, providing basic details of his discovery.
    After a short exchange with the team, Mr Shreateh received an email saying: "I am sorry this is not a bug".
    Following this rebuttal, Mr Shreateh exploited the bug to post a message on Mr Zuckerberg's page.

    In the post, Mr Shreateh, whose first language is Arabic, said he was "sorry for breaking your privacy and post to your wall"
    but that he had "no other choice" after being ignored by Facebook's security team.

    An engineer on Facebook's security team, Matt Jones, posted a public explanation saying that although Mr Shreateh's original email
    should have been followed up, the way he had reported the bug had violated the site's "responsible disclosure policy".
    He added that as Mr Shreateh had highlighted the bug "using the accounts of real people without their permission", he would not qualify for a payout.

    I hope that clear this matter up ;)
     
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    there was another thread already created regarding this.
     
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    Heh, I wonder how Suckerberg looked like when he saw the post
     
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    I will pay the guy $500 bucks, if he reads this post, hit me up :)
     
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    Seriously why is facebook acting so stupid, Its a billion dollar cash cow and now you are not paying developer thats finding and reporting exploits!