The Inigral CTO accidentally made worldwide headlines when he found a bug in Facebook’s Instant Personalization. Facebook immediately fixed it, and the world was saved from potentially evil hackers…. We’re so proud, our George is a superhero.
At Inigral, we go the extra mile for security – our engineers are inherently security conscious. So, when Facebook started to release Instant Personalization, our CTO George Deglin saw a security hole.
He posted a note and tagged some of our favorite engineers on the Facebook Platform to let them know.
George’s note concluded with:
“My advice to Facebook is that they re-evaluate the current architecture and implementation of Connect. You just can’t play with the personal identities of 500 million users, especially if you’ve spent the past six years developing trust with them.”
At that point, TechCrunch found it, wrote a story, other media outlets picked it up, and the world went on a general, world-wide freak out.
Mark Zuckerburg prioritized dead simple privacy settings, wrote an editorial in the Washington Post, and made users feel better.
George received a thank you baseball hat for his service to Facebook, the Internet, and the World.