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Swedish 12 year old kid found a security hole in google.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Nikola.Tesla, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Nikola.Tesla

    Nikola.Tesla Junior Member

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    A Swedish kid found a security hole in google translate, it was a xss vuln.
    Anyways he reported it to google and they gave him 3000$.

    So what could he do with google instead reporting the bugg well if a site has a xss vuln it is possible to redirect users to another site. He would earn millions in just days if he redirected to affiliate links.

    here is the news link. http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/mathias-12-hittade-googles-sakerhetshal/

    what would you do speaking in term for seo/traffic benefits, if you could redirect google translate traffic to any site.
     
  2. makinsales

    makinsales Regular Member

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    Redirect to Rosetta stone affiliate
     
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  3. Nikola.Tesla

    Nikola.Tesla Junior Member

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    i would redirect them to a scary maze pop up exorcist, scaring millions of people
     
  4. au2mopi

    au2mopi Junior Member

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    or just grab the cookies and steal accounts,scam ...
     
  5. balsagoth007

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    So easy to say!
     
  6. yensidtlaw

    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised if one hit 50K per day by doing that.
     
  7. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    Holy shit! 3000 Euros!?

    ...Would have been a better spin for PR if they contributed a little bit more towards a post-secondary education. Cheap fucks. Probably wouldn't even be eligible for internship when he's older because of integrity.
     
  8. anilpendu

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    Wow only 12 years old ?
    This guy is a genious,
     
  9. OMGWTFISTHIS

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    He should of showed Google via exploiting the vulnerability. Don't ruin anybody's fun or profit directly from it. Get people's attention by maybe redirecting them to his own page that is telling anybody that reaches it to contact Google and tell them about it. That way he can get donations from anybody who reads the news article. :D
     
  10. mast3r0flol

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    Well at least he can add it to his resume. ;)
     
  11. prlinkssale

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    wow these hackers are getting younger and younger... sooner or later we will have a 9 year old hacker
     
  12. GimmeMoney

    GimmeMoney Regular Member

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    He got suckered big time.
     
  13. doihai123

    doihai123 Newbie

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    genious!
     
  14. J-S-T

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    he May gets hired by google or other big company soon. Thats so loyal of that kid.
     
  15. kuplejohn

    kuplejohn Newbie

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    warn G is a wise call, if he mess around with it, thing could get ugly for him.
     
  16. ZorkZork69

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    What he said. If you mess with Google, they'll be at your door in 20 minutes with a battery ram to bust down your door and shove up your you know what... Since it won't let me post it!
     
  17. lanbo

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    This might help him later down the road, you never know.
     
  18. MafiaBoss

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    just $3000 from a company like google. This is like a insult to the Kid, if i i was that kid i will return the money with a "Fuck U Google" Note.