[ISN] Please hack us, says Facebook

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 03:46:24 -0500 (CDT)

By Nick Hopkins
May 4, 2012

Hackers who break through the social networking site's firewalls can be 
rewarded, thanks to the company's White Hat program.

On one of the lesser visited pages of Facebook, there is a list of 109 
hackers who have found ways of getting through the company's security 

Facebook is not naming and shaming them. On the contrary, the company 
has set up the page to thank them "on behalf of our millions of users 
for making a responsible disclosure".

The hackers have taken part in Facebook's White Hat program. Anyone who 
finds a way of breaching the site's networks, and owns up, can earn 
rewards worth thousands of dollars.

As well as money, Facebook promises not to land them in trouble with the 
police, if they have complied with the program's golden rules.


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Received on Mon May 07 2012 - 01:46:24 PDT

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