A 23-year-old software engineer from Kannur district in Kerala has earned a spot in Google’s Hall of Fame.
Vaishnav NK pointed out a bug in search engine giant Google’s system. He brought to its attention that contents can be posted by arcane or by route of backdoor using fake id information, which facilitates people to post data without authorisation.
Vaishnav is a native of Pallur near Mahe. He completed his B Tech in Puducherry and was always fascinated by ethical hacking. He dedicated his time learning about it during his college days.
“Since thousands of people try hard to get into the revered space by finding out the holes in the system, it is considered a big achievement and it gives me immense satisfaction,” he told The New Indian Express.
The seriousness of the issue is what determines where one lies in the pages of Google’s Hall of Fame. The spots keep changing.
Vaishnav was positioned on page three but now he is listed on page seven of the Hall of Fame.
Google’s Hall of Fame is for those individuals who have added or suggested changes to making Google products safer and it features over 1,000 people.
In the month of July last year, an engineering student from Amity University, Noida and native of Kollam district in Kerala, Athul Jayaram was inducted into Google’s Hall of Fame for identifying a bug in its password system.
Sreenath Sasikumar, another tech fanatic from Kozhikode in Kerala, too was honoured with Google’s Hall of Fame.