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Hack the Bug & Win!

Pakistani security researcher and ethical hacker have won a US$ 5, 000 in a combined bug bounty for the identification of a huge bug in internet browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Rafay Baloch has been given this award for the identification of a spoofing bug. This spoofing bug allows a hack to display the URL intended by the user by control the content of the display. For example’ the address bar may represent facebook.com but the content shall be different.

Rafay is an acclaimed bug reporter and security expert. He actively takes part in bug bounty programs and is one of the members in large number of hall of fame, which includes Google, Twitter, Facebook Microsoft, Dropbox, etc. Prize money of $5000 has made Rafay a rich man once again. In past as well, Rafay has discovered remote code execution vulnerability in Paypal. With that, he was also offered a job at Paypal along with a huge monetary reward of $10,000. In addition, Rafay also discovered the Android Stock Browser Address Bar Spoofing, which was fatal for the current and earlier versions of Android.

There are numerous IT talented students and youngsters in Pakistan. Unfortunately, when these youngsters are not given the right platform to start their professional career, they go towards the wrong path, which makes them end up in punishment or danger. Thus, it is very important that more opportunities are generated for talented hackers in Pakistan, which adds to the IT industry.

Afreen is a young writer and visionary towards life predominantly. I believe that writing is similar to life; it inspires surprises and creates. Being a Literature Masters, I am passionate about viewing the world with literary spectacle. Solely in love with this beautiful part of Universe called Pakistan, I am creating words and ideas for CharchaGuru.

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