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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB): Arul Kumar, a 21-year-old engineer from India, discovered a bug on Facebook whereby anyone could delete photos, even ones they did not upload. The bug involved sending a message to the Support Dashboard but changing the identification parameters of the photo and the owner when sending the message, thus allowing the sender of the message to delete the photo. The Support Dashboard initially refused to believe Kumar’s story, but he was able to demonstrate the bug — good for a $12,500 dollar reward — by sending Facebook a video showing how he was able to delete photos from a dummy account.

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