The White Knights of Hacking to the Cyber-rescue

Facebook, Google and other tech heavyweights are increasingly compensating those benevolent geeks who report their security breaches. Not surprisingly, the ‘good guys’ include quite a few Israelis.

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Earlier this month a 10-year-old Finnish boy received a delightful surprise from Facebook: $10,000, as a reward for hacking into its subsidiary Instagram and revealing a weakness in its data security. The...