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20 Year Old Indian Hacker Finds A Mistake In Facebook’s Code And Gets An Unbelievable Reward

India has a weird-ass obsession with Engineering and a huge chunk of it is covered by software engineers. It is a common notion to complete your engineering first and then follow your passion. There are so many examples where Engineers have chosen a profession that is nowhere related to their degree. And, there are also a lot of cases where careers have gone for a toss after doing engineering.
Amidst this, there are a few tech geniuses who are doing just the right thing. A few coders who are so good in their game, that software giants from the Silicon valley can’t help but appreciate their skills.

Indian Hacker Finds A Mistake In Facebook’s Code


Arun S Kumar is a computer engineering student from MES Institute of Technology and Management in Chathannoor. 

You might wonder what makes him special?


When we use facebook, the best we do is put up a display picture clicked from a friend’s DSLR camera and garner 100-150 likes. If you are a girl, probably a lot more.

But when this tech genius uses Facebook, he finds out critical vulnerabilities in its code and ends up earning 10 frikkin’ lakhs. And he is just 20.


In 2011 Facebook had announced the bug bounty programme in which techies across the globe were allowed to find flaws in the existing code and get rewarded for the same.

Arun Kumar found a major vulnerability in the Facebook Business Manager and was awarded Rs 10.70 lakh ($16,000) for it.

This vulnerability would have allowed hackers to take control over a Facebook page in less than 10 seconds.

Imagine how many businesses would have been affected if this bug was not solved. In an interview with the Times of India, the engineer shared,

Indian Hacker Finds A Mistake In Facebook’s Code

“Since the hacker would be able to manipulate the page of any Facebook user, the damage it would bring is beyond imagination.”

It is not the first time, Arun has spotted a flaw for a tech giant. In the past three years, he has received about Rs 30.85 lakh ($46,000) for notifying the owners about such bugs. And again, he is just 20 years old.

The bug was detected on the 29th of August and Arun shared his analysis with the security team at Facebook. They fixed it by the 6th of September and three days later, informed Arun about the reward. That’s not it, though.

Arun was awarded the 10th place in Facebook’s hall of fame of white hat hackers making him the only Indian in the list. He was also invited by Facebook for a meeting with the security team at Las Vegas.

His achievement is some inspiration for all the tech-aspirants who want to make it big in the valley.
Daily World News Online congratulates Arun on his fantastic accomplishment.

Information sourced from Indiatimes



Title: 20 Year Old Indian Hacker Finds A Mistake In Facebook&'s Code And Gets An 
Unbelievable Reward
 
Description: Arun Kumar found a major vulnerability in the Facebook
Business Manager and was awarded Rs 10.70 lakh ($16,000) for it.
 
Keywords: Facebook, Arun Kumar, Facebook’s hall of fame, Mistake    

On 19 September : Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes in an over in 2007 World T20

On 19 September : Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes in an over in 2007 World T20 

 
There have been various contributions from Yuvraj Singh to Indian cricket over the years since he made his debut back in 1999. But what will forever remain the top most is the six sixes he hit on September 19 nine years back at Kingsmead against England.

Yuvraj Singh smashed six sixes and fastest T20I fifty. (Source: Reuters)


Playing in the 2007 World T20, Yuvraj smashed six sixes off Stuart Broad in the 19th over of the first innings. As a result of his 36 runs off six balls, Yuvraj reached his fifty in just 12 balls, still a world record in T20Is. It was the first time in T20Is that a player had hit six sixes and fourth in the history of the game.

Batting first, India were off to a brilliant start with Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir both scoring fifties. With MS Dhoni, Yuvraj eyed a big finish and that is what he did. After the end of the 18th over, a small banter with Andrew Flintoff charged Yuvraj for which Broad had to pay the price.

Yuvraj began the over with a huge six over midwicket which went out of the stadium. He followed that with a flick over square-leg that also cleared the ropes. Broad aimed the third ball on the off-side but Yuvraj backed away and sent it over covers for a third six. Looking out of sorts, Broad had an on-field meeting with then captain Paul Collingwood and decided to come round the wicket. But that didn't change anything as he bowled a wide waist high full-toss which Yuvraj slashed behind square.

The crowd got going with the four sixes but Broad was in shock. He decided to come back over the wicket. But Yuvraj smeared that over long-on for another six.

The defeaning Durban crowd cheered Yuvraj to go for another and hit six sixes. Ravi Shastri, one of the four players to hit six sixes in an over, was commentating and was on the mic for the last ball. After a big meeting in the middle with Collingwood and Flintoff, Broad decided to continue over the wicket. He ran-in and bowled a half-volley and Yuvraj deposited it in the crowd to hit the sixth six.

Not only the crowd but members of the Indian cricket team were also ecstatic after the shot. India finished with a total of 218/5.

England did come close to chase down with Luke Wright and Kevin Pietersen hitting some good scores. India managed to keep England short of the target and win the match by 18 runs.





Title: On this day: Yuvraj Singh hit six sixes in an over in 2007 World T20

Description:  Yuvraj Singh, on this day in 2007, smashed six sixes off an over against England in 
the World T20 in South Africa

Keywords:   Yuvraj Singh, Six Sixes in Six balls, T20, T20I fifty, 2007 World T20, India
 

As Doordarshan turns 57, remembering the best DD shows ever

As Doordarshan turns 57, remembering the best DD shows ever

Doordarshan completes 57 years today. Although in urban India, the channel is switched on only on Independence Day and Republic Day, it was one of the most entertaining and informative channel before private channels took over television. The joy of watching Doordarshan was inexplicable. Adults knew that this was truly a channel they could watch without a red face while kids became the happiest of creatures when the tunes of Jungle Jungle Pata Chala Hain and Malgudi Days began. Let's revisit some of the best shows we have seen over the years. (Source: Photo by YouTube)




Doordarshan completes 57 years today


Malgudi Days: The sweet melody of this show still lingers in the minds of those who grew up watching Malgudi Days. The series were based on the works of R.K. Narayan, his brother and an acclaimed cartoonist R. K. Laxman was the sketch artist. This series was shot entirely near Agumbe in Shimoga District, Karnataka. Malgudi days was based on the lives of simple people living in the small town of Malgudi, which were filled with small adventures, trials and tribulations. (Source: Photo by YouTube)

Malgudi Days


Jungle Book: Based on the works of Rudyard Kipling, Jungle Books was one of the most popular shows for children on Doordarshan (Source: Photo by YouTube)

Jungle Book


Shaktimaan: He was probably the first Indian superhero (India's Superman) who left the show with an advice. (Source: Photo by YouTube)

Shaktimaan


Fauji: This drama series was about commandos joining the army training school, their life, their pranks and their punishments. This was Shah Rukh Khan's stepping stone to Bollywood. (Source: Photo by YouTube)

Fauji


Dekh Bhai Dekh: Dekh Bhai Dekh was produced by Jaya Bachchan. It was one of the most popular Hindi sitcoms. (Source: Photo by YouTube)

Dekh Bhai Dekh


Mahabharat: When Mahabharat first went on air in 1988 on Doordarshan, not many people expected it to become this successful. Within weeks of its launch, the TV show became part of many Sunday morning routines (Source: Photo by YouTube)

Mahabharat


Ramayan: Based on the works of Valmiki, the show was a phenomenon. (Source: Photo by YouTube)

Ramayan






Title: As Doordarshan turns 57, remembering the best DD shows ever

Description: The joy of watching Doordarshan was inexplicable. Let’s remember the best of shows on it’s
 57th birthday.

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17 Soldiers Dead In Attack At Army Base In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri, 4 Terrorists Killed

17 Soldiers Dead In Attack At Army Base In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri, 4 Terrorists Killed


URI:  Seventeen soldiers were killed in a major terror attack at an army base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri near the Line of Control on Sunday, the deadliest in recent years. All four terrorists were killed in the attack that India has directly blamed on Pakistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: "I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished."

17 Soldiers Dead In Attack At Army Base In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri, 4 Terrorists Killed


Here are the top 10 updates in this big story:



1.    The terrorists sneaked into the base, about 100 km from Srinagar, around 5:30 am, threw several grenades and fired indiscriminately, causing the most deaths the army has suffered in a single attack in years.

2.    Most of the soldiers were burnt alive when their tents caught fire because of the grenades. The attack took place during a change of command, which means one unit was replacing another and soldiers were in temporary shelters.

3.    Sources said camp could be observed from the hill tops across the border and initial investigations suggest the terrorists were aware that regiments were turning over.

4.    The Director General of Military Operations, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, said the terrorists were foreigners and there are clear signs of the role of the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, whose chief Masood Azhar is based in Pakistan. The group had been involved in the attack on Pathankot air base in January during which 7 army-men were killed.

5.    The terrorists had "items of Pakistani markings", said Lt General Singh, adding that he had conveyed "serious concerns" to his Pakistani counterpart. Four AK 47 rifles, grenade launchers and a large number of grenades have been found in search ops.

6.    Around 30 soldiers were injured in a three-hour gunbattle with the terrorists who are believed to have crossed a canal along the Line of Control, cut through the fencing and infiltrated into Kashmir.

7.    "Pakistan is a terrorist state and it should be identified and isolated as such," Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in tweets, adding that the attackers were "highly trained, heavily armed and specially equipped".

8.    Rajnath Singh postponed a visit to Russia and the US. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Army Chief Dalbir Singh are in Kashmir.

9.    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said in a statement that the attack appeared to be aimed at creating a "war-like situation" in the region.

10. More than 80 people have been killed in Kashmir and around 10,000 civilians and security personnel have been injured in clashes since July 8, when terrorist Burhan Wani was killed.

Title: 17 Soldiers Dead In Attack At Army Base In Jammu And Kashmir’s Uri, 4 Terrorists Killed
Description: Seventeen soldiers were killed in a major terror attack at an army base in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri near the Line of Control on Sunday, the deadliest in recent years. All four terrorists were killed in the attack that India has directly blamed on Pakistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished.
 
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