Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter, Pinterest accounts compromised

A hacker or hacking group going by the name of "OurMine Team" briefly took control of Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest accounts, apparently using information from a major LinkedIn security breech that occurred in 2012.

According to OurMine Team, the passwords to Zuckerberg's little-used Pinterest and totally dormant Twitter accounts were apparently the same as those for his LinkedIn login ("dadada"). Both Twitter and Pinterest rapidly restored control of the accounts over the weekend, and the rogue posts have now been removed—though not before they were screencapped:

LinkedIn's 2012 breach was significant and embarrassing for the company, and resulted in the theft of millions of passwords and other user information. Users were warned at the time to change their LinkedIn passwords, and those on any other platform on which they were reused. This is clearly evergreen advice, as it isn't hard for a determined hacker to cross-reference someone's username and password information with other sites.

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10-year-old gets $10,000 bounty for finding Instagram vulnerability

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A 10-year-old schoolboy from Finland has become the youngest recipient of a £7,000 ($10,000) award under Facebook's bug bounty program, after he found a vulnerability that allowed anyone to delete comments on Instagram simply by planting malicious code into the photo-sharing app.

Jani—who at the tender age of 10 is considered too young to use Facebook by the company's own rules—outshines an unnamed 13-year-old cyber enthusiast, who once held the title of the youngest person to receive a bug bounty reward from the free content ad network.

In fact, the Finnish kid might well be the youngest publicly acknowledged bounty hunter—a title that appeared to have been previously held by Alex Miller from California, who received £2,000 from Mozilla back in 2010 at the age of 12.

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Facebook Disabled Flash For Video Finally

So Facebook disabled Flash for video finally, sadly it’s still there for games but a large use case for it just went out the window. And really, it’s not surprising after the recent mega patch in Adobe Flash that fixed 78 CVE classified vulnerabilities. There’s just no good reason for anyone to still be using [...] The post...

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