We’ve covered various stories about companies offering hackers and security researchers bounties for giving them working exploits for their software/website etc. Early runners in the game were – Google Willing To Pay Bounty For Chrome Browser Bugs Now, 2 years down the road, Facebook has decided it’s a good idea to offer up a $500 [...]
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The trend of paying for bugs is certainly catching on, the most recent entrant to the field is Deutsche Post the German postal service. They announced this week a security cup for their new online secure messaging service. The bug bounty trend has resurfaced recently with Mozilla increasing its bounty to $3000 and Google increasing [...]
There’s been a number of bounty programs in the past year or so with Mozilla being one of the forerunners with their Mozilla Security Bug Bounty Program. There are others like Google offering rewards for bugs in Chrome, and other specific high profile bounties like when Microsoft Offered $250K Bounty for Conficker Author. Mozilla on [...]
This is a pretty interesting development from Google and also seems to be coming much more common now, companies openly offering payments for bugs/vulnerabilities discovered in their software. It’s a chance for the white-hat guys to earn a few bucks, but honestly I don’t think it’s going to change anything. Especially not when we’re talking [...]