10-year-old Boy Gets Reward for Spotting Flaw in Instagram

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Facebook has awarded $10,000 to a 10-year-old boy for finding a bug in the social networking giant’s photo-sharing platform Instagram.

Reportedly, the boy named Jani found a security error in Instagram which let him delete any comment on Instagram. The boy not only reported the bug by email but also proved it by deleting a message on a test Instagram account. Jani wishes to become a security researcher after growing up.

In February 2016, Facebook announced that it paid over $4.3 million in rewards to close to 800 security researchers for spotting around 2,400 bugs since launching its bug bounty program in 2011.

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