Alex Miller – A 13 Year Old Guy did, What No one in Mozilla Firefox Was Able To Do

13 Year Old Alex Miller Solves Mozilla Firefox Bug

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Alex Miller, from San Jose – California, has suddenly become a hero for all the open source community. This seventh grader’s feet of solving one of the major bugs in Firefox has really fetched him accolades from all the quarters of the world. At age 13, he becomes the youngest developer to solve a bug in Mozilla Firefox. Alex Miller earned himself $3000 from the Mozilla foundation as part of his contribution to Firefox.

The bug in Firefox was of memory management which made the browser crash on the victim’s computer allowing a code to be executed outside the program which is treated as a security flaw. Mozilla Firefox 3.6.11, Firefox 3.5.14, Thunderbird 3.1.5, Thunderbird 3.0.9 and Mozilla 2.0.9 were all affected by this problem. It took Alex Miller 10 days to resolve this issue.

Upon receiving the prize, Miller donated $100 to his neighbor’s NGO – Unconditional Love Animal Rescue.

13 Year Old Alex Miller Solves Mozilla Firefox Bug

 

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  • Propeng

    Are you sure of that “youngest developer to fix a bug” statement? Because I know several people from the Mozilla community who are young (11-14) with me being one that sometimes work on fixing Mozilla bugs. Maybe you meant the first to fix a security bug instead? I’m not sure of that either.

  • http://digitalanalog.in d-funk

    Yup! i meant fixing a security bug instead.
    Sorry for the confusion.

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