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Facebook close a serious vulnerability that allows hackers servers could take over

Facebook close a serious vulnerability that allows hackers servers could take over

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Facebook has a serious security flaw poem that attackers servers of the company could take over.

That writes cyberveiligheidsonderzoeker Andrey Leonov Tuesday on his blog. He discovered the leak itself and received $ 40,000 from Facebook for that discovery.

The vulnerability had to do with the way in which Facebook pictures of a new format provides. This is the technique of ImageMagick used. It was in april of last year a vulnerability was found which later resolved.

But in October showed that Facebook on its internal servers still use a version of ImageMagick where the vulnerability was. The vulnerability was after the reference to Leonov, within three days, was repaired, and ten days later he had his reward.

Facebook has a so-called bug bounty program. Hackers are encouraged to use the software from the largest social network in the world under the microscope to find vulnerabilities. The greater the vulnerability, the greater the reward. The average pay was in 2016 on a $ 5,500 bill.

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