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10-year-old gets $10k for Instagram flaw as Facebook’s youngest bug bounty winner

A 10-year-old boy from Finland received $10,000 from Facebook for finding and reporting a now-fixed bug in Instagram that would let hackers delete other people’s photo captions, Gizmodo reports. The boy, named Jani, displaced a 13-year-old to become the youngest bounty recipient in Facebook’s history, and plans to buy himself a new bike, plus computers … Continue reading “10-year-old gets $10k for Instagram flaw as Facebook’s youngest bug bounty winner”

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A 10-year-old boy from Finland received $10,000 from Facebook for finding and reporting a now-fixed bug in Instagram that would let hackers delete other people’s photo captions, Gizmodo reports.

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The boy, named Jani, displaced a 13-year-old to become the youngest bounty recipient in Facebook’s history, and plans to buy himself a new bike, plus computers and sports equipment for himself and his family, according to the Verge.

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