EU offers bug bounties on popular open source software

The program with a prize pool of almost US$1 million aims to leverage the ‘power of the crowd’ in order to prevent another Heartbleed. The European Union (EU) is rolling out a bug bounty scheme on some of the most popular free and open source software around in a bid to ultimately make the internet … More EU offers bug bounties on popular open source software

Google pays $10,000 for student’s bug

Google has rewarded a Uruguayan student with $10,000 after he exposed a security flaw that could allow hackers to access sensitive data. Ezequiel Pereira discovered the vulnerability in Google’s App Engine server after changing the Host header in requests to the server using Burp. The high-school student explained in a blog post, “I was bored, so … More Google pays $10,000 for student’s bug

The world’s biggest bug bounty payouts

So-called ‘bug bounties’ are offered by some of the world’s largest websites and software companies to ensure that software bugs are found and fixed by friendly security researchers, rather than by malicious hackers who could use the same flaws to cause significant damage. Bug bounties are a relatively new phenomenon but, in recent years, have … More The world’s biggest bug bounty payouts