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- Facebook welcomes hackers, if they wear a white hat
- But, Jason
- As reported late last week, Facebook is encouraging hackers to try hacking its security systems to find weaknesses. Those who succeed will receive a reward of US$500 or more and have their name added to a list of helpful hackers. Given ongoing unrest about Facebook and its associated privacy issues, some may see Facebook’s 'White Hats' scheme as a cynical ploy to improve public relations. But there are other, more practical, reasons.
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies. Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures
- The Conversation, 09 May 2012
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- Facebook; Hackers; Internet security; White-hat hackers; White-hat programs
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