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Kerela’s 19 Year Old Finds His Place In Facebook’s Bug Bounty Hall Of Fame

| Published on June 7, 2019

Despite the biggest efforts put by the major tech companies to avoid glitches and bugs in their products, they seem to always find a way to arrive which is exactly why the companies are now hiring and recognising the efforts of bug bounty hunters. 

Kerela's 19 Year Old Finds His Place In Facebook's Bug Bounty Hall Of Fame

Facebook recently recognised the contributions of a local bug bouty hunter from Kerela who spotted a major flaw in WhatsApp that could allow a hacker to completely extract files on the messaging app without the users knowledge.

Not only did Ananthakrishna inform the company about the bug but also suggested them a possible fix which was then taken into consideration. 

Exactly 2 months after studying and fixing he bug Facebook now has decided to award the 19 year old B-tech student with $500for his find and a spot in their bug bounty hall of fame. 

According to reports, Ananthakrishna is quite talented when it comes to coding and is also reportedly working with the Kerala Police Cyberdome, a research and development centre for the local police.

Well kudos to you Ananthakrishna! You’re sure making us all proud! 

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