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Palestinian IT Expert Rewarded For Facebook Hack
2013-08-21 12:54:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This weekend Palestinian IT expert Khalil Shreateh hacked into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s account on the social network and posted a bug report. Rather than earn the $500 promised him by the social network for reporting a security flaw, Facebook suspended his account without any reward. Today Shreateh is $11,305 richer after other security experts gave to a campaign to reward him for his hard work. After hearing about...

Vigilante Posts Security Vulnerability On Zuckerberg's Timeline
2013-08-19 10:31:58

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Palestinian IT expert Khalil Shreateh demonstrated a Facebook vulnerability by posting a bug report directly on company founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Timeline. This type of thing should have been restricted as the two aren’t friends, and Shreateh claims he took this drastic measure to prove to Facebook that the bug he discovered was in fact legitimate. Initially Shreateh tried to report the vulnerability through the security feedback...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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