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Manipur man detects WhatsApp bug enters FB 'Hall of Fame'

Zonel Sougaijam, a civil engineer from Manipur was included in Facebook Hall of Fame 2019, for detecting a WhatsApp bug that violated privacy of a user.
Manipur man detects WhatsApp bug enters FB 'Hall of Fame'

Details:

  • Facebook, the social media giant honoured 22-year-old Mr. Sougaijam, by including him in Facebook Hall of Fame 2019 and also awarded $5000.
  • His name is currently at 16th position in a list of 94 people who are included in Facebook Hall of Fame for this year.

About the WhatsApp Bug:

  • During a voice call via WhatsApp, the bug instilled used to allow a caller to upgrade it to a video call even without the authorisation and knowledge of the receiver.
  • The WhatsApp caller was then able to see what other person on receiving end is doing, thus violating the privacy of the receiver.
  • Sougaijam discovered this bug and reported the matter in March 2019 to the 'Bug Bounty Program' of Facebook, which deals with matters of violation privacy.
  • The Facebook Security team acknowledged his report and its technical department fixed the bug within 15-20 days.

Question:

Q. Name the civil engineer from Manipur who was included in Facebook Hall of Fame 2019, for detecting a WhatsApp bug that violated privacy of a user?
a. Victor Sougaijam
b. Zamba Sougaijam
c. Zonel Sougaijam
d. Vicky Sougaijam
Manipur man detects WhatsApp bug enters FB 'Hall of Fame' Manipur man detects WhatsApp bug enters FB 'Hall of Fame' Reviewed by Neha Verma on June 14, 2019 Rating: 5

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