Luxor programmer rewarded for discovering security breach in Facebook
programmer Mohamed Abdel Basset - YOUM7 (Archive)

QENA, Egypt: Freelance programmer Mohamed Abdel Basset, 25, from Luxor has discovered a number of security vulnerabilities in social network site Facebook, which allowed to edit any personal profile page.

Basset told Youm7 Saturday that he was listed as honorary cyber security expert and among the Facebook White Hat Hackers for 2013 and 2014 for discovering five bugs in the site and was awarded $7,000 from the company.

He said he had also found security breaches in other global sites like Amazon, eBay, Paypal, Truecaller, Souq and Adobe Behance.

His latest security vulnerability discovery in Facebook was rewarded with $3,500 by the company, and he said he was able to edit any posts on the site, including even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s personal page.

Originally published in Youm7.

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