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ADBU students bags first prize at Science Marathon

Two Assam Don Bosco University B.Tech students bagged two first prizes at the Science Marathon NEGC 2016 held at RIST, Baridua, R-Bhoi, Meghalaya.

Indrjeet Bhuyan and his batch mate DeepJyoti Barman won 1st prize worth Rs 8,000 in Scientific Model presentation among 80+ participating groups from entire Northeast India at a 3-day event held at Regional Institute of Science and Technology, 26-28 February.

Second semester Computer Science student Indrajeet Bhuyan also won another first prize worth Rs 4,000 at paper presentation at the same fest competing with 14 presenters including M.Tech and PhD scholars .

Earlier this month popular magazine North East Today entitled Indrajeet “one of the best security analyst from North east.”

Last month, his work on “crashing the wildly popular WhatsApp messaging application”got featured in CNN, Business Insider, The Independent (UK), International Business Times, Mirror (UK).

Indrajeet says, “Yes, you can crash your friends' WhatsApp, both WhatsApp Web and mobile application, by sending them not any specially crafted messages, but just 4000 Smileys.”

Indrajeet, an independent researcher, has reported The Hacker News a new bug in WhatsApp that could allow anyone to remotely crash most popular messaging app just by sending nearly 4000 emojis to the target user, thereby affecting up to 1 Billion users. 

The 18 year old Indrajeet is security researcher and tech blogger who have previously made a code of 2kb which could crash Whatsapp and also reported security holes in the WhatsApp web client that in some way exposes its users’ privacy.  

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Former HoD, Dept of Mass Communications at Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, C.M. Paul was editor of The Herald weekly in Kolkata and director of Don Bosco International News Agency (ANS) based in Rome. He has MA degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from FORDHAM University, New York.

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