The source code for Vine was accidentally made public

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Rebecca Cook

The source code for Twitter's six-second video app Vine was accidentally revealed online, The Register reports.

A security researcher who goes by the username "avicoder" published a blog post about his discovery. He says that he found a subdomain on Vine's website which led to him discovering Vine's entire source code available for download.

The source code for apps and programs is usually a closely guarded secret as it shows the inner working of exactly how an app functions, and public exposure is a big security risk.

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Avicoder

Avicoder was able to make a local version of Vine using its source code.

Avicoder reported his finding to Twitter, and it was removed within five minutes. He was later paid a $10,080 bug bounty for finding the code. Twitter did not respond to a request for comment for this story.

In case you were wondering, here's what it looks like to receive a $10,000 payment from Twitter:

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