Last month, Facebook announced the open-sourcing of Hack, a programming language it developed for HHVM that integrates seamlessly with PHP. Earlier this week, the social network held its first-ever Hack Developer Day.
The word “hack” is an integral part of Facebook’s culture, so it should come as little surprise that a programming language it developed for HHVM that integrates seamlessly with PHP, which it announced the open-sourcing of Thursday, is called Hack.
A Verisign internet security group entitled iDefense has found that a hacker is attempting to sell one and a half million social networking usernames and passwords, and the more friends an account has, the more expensive the account. This is an unprecedented type of sale and could be the result of all the phishing scams that have been recently occurring. The hacker claims to live in New Zealand, although other rumors put him in Russia, and he apparently already sold 700,000.
F-Secure has suggested that Facebook’s new reply-by-email feature may be exploitable. The press release explains that malicious users can respond to any thread on Facebook as long as they have the proper thread email address. The full explanation is this as follows.