An moral hacker based mostly in Bengaluru has noticed a bug in a well-liked multinational cab aggregator, Uber's app, by exploiting this bug one might have had free cab rides in India and US respectively.
Anand Prakash, who hails from Rajasthan identifies himself as a bug bounty hunter, was rewarded $5000 by the corporate for his discovery of the bug that saved their hundreds of dollars.
On Friday, he posted an article and a video on his weblog titled, ‘How anybody might have used Uber to experience free of charge’ that demonstrated the fault within the Uber's code.
Praskash writes, “For demonstrating the bug, I took permission from Uber Staff and took free rides in United States and India and I wasn't charged from any of my cost strategies.”
In line with Prakash, when a consumer create an account on the Uber's web site and begins a journey, whereas paying they will select both choice by money or credit score/debit playing cards. However when he tweaked the programming code and alter it to invalid cost mode, then the ap allowed him to take the free experience.
This isn't the primary time that he was rewarded with $5000, earlier additionally he had earned a complete of $13500 by reporting bugs.
“Uber’s bug bounty program works with safety researchers everywhere in the world to repair bugs, even once they don’t immediately influence our customers. We recognize Anand’s ongoing contributions and have been glad to reward him for a superb report,” an Uber spokesperson was quoted in TechCruch.