Researcher claims LinkedIn ignored security flaw, but did they?
Tom Warren reports:
Khalil Shreateh, a self-professed IT expert from Palestine, hit the headlines four years ago when he hacked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s wall. Shreateh was frustrated that Facebook was ignoring a big security flaw, so demonstrating it on Zuckerberg’s own Facebook wall was an easy way to get the company to act. Shreateh discovered a security flaw in LinkedIn last month, and he reached out to The Verge after becoming frustrated that the company was ignoring his report — just like four years ago.
Read more on The Verge. I see no evidence from what The Verge reports that LinkedIn was ignoring Shreateh’s report. It sounds more like they disagreed with him as to how serious it was or how it operated. That’s not the same as ignoring a report.