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

Published on June 14, 2019
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

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