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Instagram Hacked by a 10-year-old rewarded with $10000 by Facebook

Instagram hacked by 10 years old

He is not old enough to sign up, but he says I am worth enough to hack!!!

Jani, a 10 years old Finnish boy, discovered a bug in Instagram that allowed him to delete comments of other users that even Facebook’s mighty engineering team missed.

After Jani found this vulnerable; he says that “I can delete other people writings, and would have been eliminating anyone even Justin Bieber’s comments with the flaw I found”, the boy reports to iltalehtia local publication.

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The Issue was fixed quickly after being discovered, said Facebook. Later Jane was rewarded with $10,000 by discovering the bug in Instagram.

The two twin little boys (Jani and his brother) always try to search for the security holes in the past and found a few which they haven’t get paid any fees. On founding the vulnerability, Jani emailed to Facebook. So Facebook gave the 10-year-old $10,000 (Ten Grand) which is the first time paid for finding a bug.

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As a part of the Facebook Bug Bounty program, FB pays $936,000 to 210 researchers, who find bugs and flaws in their code. They too even offer cash on the quest for those significant problems similar to Google security rewards program. The $10,000 prize was part of Facebook Bug Bounty Program.

Teacher, Schoolmates and their parent were astonished and amazed. The paid money acquired will be spent on his new bike and football equipment and computers for his brothers. As the security is critical, so the Finnish boy dreaming of a career security expert, it would be his dream Job, says Jani.

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WhatsApp To Switch On Video Calling For Android beta Users And An Update Feature For Document Sharing

whatsapp video call

We have a broad range of apps for Video Calling. But very soon WhatsApp is going to compete with all above video calling applications such as Viber, Skype, etc.

WhatsApp plans to set out access to video calling function, but the App gives access to the beta version.

WhatsApp beta version v2.16.80 for Android devices is now available for download. As of now the app is just available to beta testers from Google play beta testing program.

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After downloading the video call option, the beta users get a choice for voice and video call on clicking the calling button whereas the app greets with a message saying ‘couldn’t place call.’

The video calling feature is currently available on Viber, Snapchat, Facebook, Messenger, Hangouts, KakaoTalk and one of the best options for video calling “SKYPE.”

But the feature of video calling comparatively will be a revolutionary in many ways. Today WhatsApp claimed an end to end encryption and given with obsession for privacy. The same encryption privacy is provided to video calling feature. And also does WhatsApp supports in the group is another big question.

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Earlier, rumors spread on WhatsApp will work on a callback feature and voice mail support. WhatsApp clearly indicated that it wants more enterprises and business on board.

Also launches Document Sharing Feature

Document sharing feature added on May 13th let you send files and allowed to download the standalone app for both Mac and Windows. The Facebook-owned company allowed users to access the messaging app on their desktop, but now the standalone app lets users enjoy the platform on Windows or Mac, regardless of the browsers.

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‘Facebook at Work’ enterprise version of Facebook now in India

Facebook at Work

Facebook had launched its new service termed as ‘Facebook at Work’ in India. The social networking giant already has over 142 million users in India using both desktop and mobile versions. According to the company, the latest service would be successful in countries like India where Start-ups and traditional companies are increasing at a brisk pace.

The newly released service of the social networking platform is similar to the standard one regarding look and feel. The enterprise version will be available in grey colour unlike the blue colour of the former one but it would have the same features like News Feed, Groups, Profile, Work Chat and Search.

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Julien Codorniou, Facebook’s London-based director of platform partnerships, stated that “Rolling out’ Facebook at Work’ to companies in India is a significant milestone for us. As the workplace transforms, businesses want new ways for co-workers to collaborate efficiently and be more productive. We are excited at the high rate of adoption globally and I look forward to working with all businesses in India,”

The new service would be entirely related to the organisation and it has nothing to do with the employee’s personal Facebook account. The primary characteristic of ‘Facebook at Work’ is that it won’t be connected with friends or family.

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It would only receive information only from the employees connected within the organisation. It won’t be featuring any distractive advertisements or app activities like game requests. It would also be having its own Messenger Application known as ‘Work Chat ‘which offers voice & video calls.

The other features developed for Facebook at Work are the single sign on, dedicated support for channels and analytics which highlight leading influencers, contributors and groups of the firms.

Indian companies are the quickest to adopt this new service from Facebook. The Firms including Godrej, YES Bank and L&T InfoTech, Zomato, Paytm, UST Global, Practo, Delhivery, Ibibo, Girnarsoft, AskMe, Telenor and the Landmark Group have already started using ‘Facebook at Work’.

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The testing process had begun in last January for the beta version of ‘Facebook at Work’. It is reportedly known that over 450 companies across the globe are using the latest service while 60,000 Firms have applied and are in the waiting in the queue.

The global launch of ‘Facebook at Work’ would require some time. Still the beta version had received a positive talk boosting the company’s morale that it would be a sure success.

The administrative controls would be with the organisation & the new service available is not a freebie. It would be a paid service and the companies will be charged on a monthly basis for the active users on the platform.

Logi ZeroTouch Gives You the Best Features of a Connected Car

Logitech-ZeroTouch

Logitech had unveiled its smartphone mount called Zerotouch which is accompanied by a mobile app. The latest product of the company enables to control your android mobile without touching it.

Using a smartphone while driving a car may endanger one’s life.Even though knowing this fact many of us would still 26% of people were doing the same. The new generation cars come up with hands-free controlling of your smartphone but what about the older ones. Everyone can’t afford a new car for such feature.

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The Swiss company had found a better solution by their new product Zerotouch. It comes with two metal vents, a magnetic strip and an android application. Where the vent allows your phone to mount on the dashboard of the car. The magnetic strip should be placed on the back panel of the smartphone which would make the phone attach to the vent automatically.

As the device is software enabled, it will instantly launch the Android application as soon as the phone is mounted. You can now control the phone by your gestures and voice while driving. The device gives the user various options like text-to-speech and speech to text.

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Users can make/receive calls simply by giving vocal commands & can share their current location without touching the phone. The receiver doesn’t require installing this app for receiving the data.

Zerotouch also works with third-party like Spotify, Google Maps WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Google Hangouts. The current Bluetooth enabled device works with Android phones only and the company is looking forward to developing the same for the IOS users.It is available in three different colours.

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Logitech had paired up with Auto mobile Association of America for making this smart device into reality. During a press release Darrell, Logitech president and CEO, said that “As we look for ways to design products that are thoughtful solutions to human needs, we realised there was an opportunity to turn any car into a connected car.”

The colourful smart device from Logitech is extremely compact and can be carried easily. It comes in two different modes, the Air vent mount costing $60 and the other a dashboard coming for $80.Currently launched & available in Germany soon its sale would extend to all the parts of the world.

New Report Forecasts Big Threat: Youngsters Addicted to Mobile Devices

teens addicted to their mobile devices

Recent analysis on addiction on phones explicitly known with a new study conducted by common sense media, 50 percent of teenagers is digitally addicted to their mobile devices. But the fact is how many say that they are addicted?

Can we say it teen’s use their mobile phones for learning purpose which they can technically upgrade themselves rather than use it in an unusual way!

Let us see what the Common Sense Media study says, whether is it an addiction or not. The present teenagers agree themselves that they use much time on their mobile devices, and two third of teen parents also feel the same scenario. 66% feel their teens spend more time on their mobile devices and 52% teens agree according to the poll.

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“27% of parents believe they themselves are addicted. The survey polled 620 parents and 620 teens”, a report published in Top Tech News informed.

Hope you have remembered the Vodafone formerly “Hutch” commercial add stating “where ever you go I will be there,” the same situation arises here. You go anywhere; mostly you can find someone on their handling their mobile phone either by calling, texting, or tweeting or else on Instagram or Facebook.

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Recent polls said that nearly 70 to 80 percent of teens look at their phones on an hourly basis. While 70 percent feel that they need to respond immediately said Mick Lesitsky of Youngstown.

One more person, Jason Sop of Youngstown, told that nine times out of 10 every teenager is always on their phone. It’s not even just teenager. I’d even seen younger children, adults who have any social networking, who are all having a cell phone, android, tablet, anything of either always in their hands.

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“I think there is a real limiting on the amount of expression that people have now because they used to look on their cell phones and such,” said Caro of Youngstown.

But as per the U.S. physicians, mobile addiction is not considered as a disorder or The Internet is not viewed as a public health threat in other parts of the world. Doctors say studies to be undergone to done to determine how real addiction went to be.

So as of now let us considered to be a bad news according to the study, only 40 percent of teens are trying to cut down the time spent on their mobile devices.

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The recent survey by DSM 5 in 2013, states that behavioral disorder on Internet gambling and gaming already set online. Cell phone rehabilitation programs already conducted in the U.S.

Finally, Common Sense Media is a non-profit organization, San Francisco that provides education and advocacy to promote safe technology and media for children.

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