Facebook Encourages Users to Find Website Vulnerability
August 30 morning news, Facebook said Monday, the site has been to find loopholes to help volunteers pay more than $ 40,000 in prize money and reward their contribution for Facebook.
Three weeks ago, Facebook launched a "find bug to win prizes" campaign to encourage volunteers proficient in web technology to find loopholes in the Facebook site. The company on Monday announced the success of activities, from security researchers around the world have been mobilized to help improve site security Facebook.
Facebook in a blog article said: "We recognize that many security experts, and establish relationships, but this event allows us to 16 countries around the world many people engage in dialogue, from Turkey to Poland, the Internet security technology enthusiasts to participate. "
In recent years, technology companies began to pay bonuses to hackers, to encourage them to quietly report their discovery of the vulnerability, rather than in the public domain, to be used by unscrupulous elements. Google and Mozilla have been carried out activities with prizes like Facebook.
Each volunteer found a bug, Facebook will pay $ 500 or more in prize money. The company said a hacker discovered a major flaw, get $ 5,000 bonus; another developer found six vulnerabilities, won a total of $ 7,000.
The survey was conducted by PageLever Jeff Weidmann (Jeff Widman) is responsible, through his Facebook application program interface (API) to collect raw data from external traffic, and use PageLever analysis tools to organize data and search engines recommended separating the data. In the January 1 to June 30, Weidmann see at least 10,000 pages the user access to data of 1000.
The results showed that 33.98% of the external traffic is coming from Google, Yahoo and will be search engines, including Google traffic accounted for 27.57%, Yahoo accounted for 4.11%, 2.3% will be accounted for. The search engine traffic on Facebook in the proportion of total traffic of 9.5%.
Although the current study was not primarily PageLever on a survey conducted by search engine optimization, search engine optimization but the results show that for the external flow and the overall page views is important.