10 year old boy hacks Instagram

10 year old boy hacks Instagram

A 10-year-old Finnish boy named Jani has been given $10,000 (£7,000) after he found a security flaw in image-sharing social network Instagram.

10 year old boy hacks Instagram

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The boy, who technically is not allowed to even join the site for another three years, discovered a bug that allowed him to delete comments made by other users. The issue was "quickly" fixed after being discovered, said Facebook, which owns Instagram. Jani was paid soon after - making him the youngest ever recipient of the firm's "bug bounty" prize. After discovering the flaw in February, he emailed Facebook.

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So far, security engineers at the company set up a test account for Jani to prove his theory - which he did.The boy, from Helsinki, told Finnish newspaper Iltalehti he planned to use the money to buy a new bike, football equipment and computers for his brothers.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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