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A fake job listing on LinkedIn let anyone apply for Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s position

This error set permits users to send an official-looking job opening on almost every company’s LinkedIn business page.

Last week, a LinkedIn bug allowed the user to post fake jobs on the platform by numerous companies without asking for their permission. The fake job listings that were posted also included a ‘vacancy’ by Google that said the company is looking for a new CEO, a position that is currently held by Sunder Pichai.

Considering that the job of Google CEO is probably the most desirable one that is there, a number of hopeful people applied for it. But soon after, the company made it clear that a security bug was responsible for the “official-looking” job opening.

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According to a report by Mashable, the fake listing showed up on LinkedIn’s “Jobs” page and looked legitimate. The user who posted the job on LinkedIn has been identified as Michel Rijnders. Refer to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, one LinkedIn user posted on the social media platform, “Applying to be CEO of Google on LinkedIn. Sundar’s been doing a great job so far. $GOOG Q2 earnings were strong, so a little strange to see this opening.”

Michel Rijnders, an online recruiter from the Netherlands exposed a severe error on the professional social network. This error set permits users to send an official-looking job opening on almost every company’s LinkedIn business page. So, if someone comes to the company’s “Jobs” page, the fake listing will give the impression of being just like any other job opening posted lawfully by the firm itself.

To prove that this flaw exists, he created job posts for Chief Executive Officer positions for LinkedIn as well as Google. Both sham listings came into sight on the technology giants’ LinkedIn business pages together with their other job openings. The listings became visible in LinkedIn’s job search and it has been reported that Rinjders did not require any approval before posting the job openings. But then, LinkedIn charges people for posting jobs on its platform. Being a premium LinkedIn subscriber, Rijnders was able to post a job opening for free of charge.
In next to no time when LinkedIn realize the fake job listing, they expressed thanks toRijnders and said, “Thank you Michel Rijnders for bringing this to our attention. We’ve removed the posting and we’re resolving the issue that allowed this post to go live. LinkedIn is a place for real people to have real conversations about their careers.”

LinkedIn said, “It’s not a place for fake jobs-we are committed to stopping fraudulent jobs from ever reaching our members through automated technology and the help of our members reporting any suspicious job postings.”

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Komila Singhhttps://www.gadgetbridge.com
Komila is a one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.

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