Software Bugs in Facebook, Twitter and Zomato made this 23 Year old Engineer Earn Rs. 1.2 Crore
Software bugs are quite common due to the wide advancement of technology. Common man is unaware of these social software bugs. Social networking will be a boon if we use it without troubling others. Networking crimes are becoming frequent in the present world due to the improper use of social networking sites.
, a 23 year old software engineer from Bhadra in Rajasthan had developed a passion towards social networking at the time when internet packs were very costly and difficult to access. He found out a way to access the Internet for free by using proxy settings. This gave a start up towards his hacking career. Currently he is working as a security engineer with Flipkart, uses the Internet with sole responsibility since he has an unending craze towards computers. He acquired a deep knowledge in hacking through experimentation on his friends accounts, which is the foundation in hacking. He is an expertise in all programming languages and always want to continue as a technology related knowledge seeker. He is very much interested in ethical hacking. This enabled him to win an award related to social networking matters from various organisations. Now a days hacking is counter parted by security service.
While he was a student, Anand was fascinated by Facebook’s Bug Bounty Program which offers recognition and compensation to security researchers who find software bugs in Facebook and report them according to the organization’s responsible disclosure policy.He acquired a deep knowledge in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), which made him to discover a bug on Facebook in just a month with which he was able to find people online even though they had signed off. Thus he earned his first remuneration of USD 500 for reporting this issue which continued for a long term till it reaches to a bulk amount for pointing out major security flaw and also learned many cyber techniques which is used to find strategies used by cyber criminals .After that he extended his service to Twitter and Google, Zomato and has earned Rs. 1.2 crore in the process.
“I always first report the issue to the organization without exposing it elsewhere. It is called responsible disclosure. Then I take permission from them and post about it on my personal blog if they allow it.” he says.
As a security researcher he received a bad response from Indian companies for his service against ethical hacking. As the technology is changing day today his deep thirst for learning continues. A career in security research will be successful if we do it in a responsible manner and we should not disclose the issue without a consent.
The present situation is like that lakhs of software engineers are coming out of the institutions in a colorful manner and Anand seems to be some what different among them. Let’s think and act in an innovative manner.
The present situation is like that lakhs of software engineers are coming out of the institutions in a colorful manner and why Anand seems to be different among them. Lets think and act to create something different.