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Google gives a student $ 10,000 to find the leak

Google gives a student $ 10,000 to find the leak

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A high school kid in Uruguay has a flaw in the servers of Google found. The techgigant gave him, therefore, a reward of 10,000 dollars, converted more than 8,500 euros.

That tells the student Ezequiel Pereira in a blog post.

Pereira managed to the so-called host header to change, which eventually gave access to the internal websites of the search giant. There he encountered on the confidential pages of the company.

The student says that he has a direct message of his discovery to Google. He claims to be the sites not to have visited when sensitive information came across.

Reward

The company will reward security researchers who discover vulnerabilities. For the leak in question received Pereira a reward of $ 10,000.

According to Google, the reward is relatively high, because on the basis of the discovery of the other leaks have been found that allows attackers to sensitive data could.

It is not known whether the leak in question also by cyber criminals has been abused.

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