Five ethical hackers have earned almost US$300,000 in bug bounty rewards – so far. A team of five ethical hackers have discovered a grand total of 55 vulnerabilities in a range of Apple’s services, with almost a dozen flaws rated as critical. The disclosed security loopholes – which were found over a span of three months … More 55 security flaws found in various Apple services
What’s the benefit of deleting your Houseparty – or any other unused – account, rather than just uninstalling the app? When the coronavirus pandemic began, people took to Houseparty in their millions. Many of us weren’t allowed to meet anyone in person, so videocalling became an even bigger success and Houseparty was the front runner. … More Houseparty – should I stay or should I go now?
A ‘white hat’ from Argentina has come a long way since winning his first reward of US$50 in 2016. A little over a year ago, we looked at how well bug hunting can pay. The tale of an Argentinian teenager now shows that sleuthing for security holes in code can be a lucrative pursuit. Santiago Lopez, … More Teen earns US$1 million in bug bounties
Top-earning ethical hackers are rewarded with 2.7 times more money than the median salary of a full-time software engineer in their home country, a recent survey about the economics, geography and other aspects of bug hunting has revealed. In some countries, the financial allure of looking for security vulnerabilities is (even) more striking, according to … More How well can bug hunting pay?
Riot Games has paid out over $100,000 to security researchers poring over the game looking for exploits, hacks and bugs, in its League of Legends bug bounty scheme, Security Week reports. The HackOne platform, on which the League of Legends bug bounty program is based on has been open since April 2013, but only to a handful … More Play League of Legends? Wanna earn money?