bug bounty

  • Nintendo will pay you up to $20,000 to hack the 3DS

    Nintendo will pay you up to $20,000 to hack the 3DS

    So you bought a Nintendo 3DS to play some Pokemon Sun… but now your Pokedex is complete and you’ve explored every inch of Alola. Now what? If you’ve got a technical background, you might consider poking around the 3DS itself. There might just be a big ol’ stack of cash in it for you. Nintendo has just launched a bug bounty program by way of HackerOne. Find a bug that… Read More

  • Hacking for investor profit Crunch Network

    Hacking for investor profit

    Just over four years ago, I sat through what still is the most viscerally disturbing information security talk I’ve ever seen. The late Barnaby Jack, a brilliant security researcher, had just demonstrated in front of 300 people how he could wirelessly take control of an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator and cause it to discharge enough electricity to jump a 12 mm spark gap. Read More

  • Yelp invites hackers to expose vulnerabilities through bug bounty program

    Yelp invites hackers to expose vulnerabilities through bug bounty program

    Hackers, start your engines. Yelp launched a public bug bounty program today, inviting the world’s hackers to pick apart its websites and mobile app in search of vulnerabilities that could affect reviewers and businesses. Yelp will pay researchers for their work, starting at $100 and maxing out at $15,000 for more complex or critical exploits. The program, which Yelp is coordinating… Read More

  • Uber launches bug bounty program that pays hackers to find security issues

    Uber launches bug bounty program that pays hackers to find security issues

    Uber announced today that after a year of Beta testing, it was opening its first ever bug bounty program running on the HackerOne bug bounty platform. Bug bounty programs for those of you not familiar with the lingo, pay hackers or researchers as they prefer to call them to find security vulnerabilities on a software platform. In essence, it’s turning people who might have once… Read More

  • Google doubles max ChromeOS bug bounty to $100k

    Google doubles max ChromeOS bug bounty to $100k

    After shelling out $2 million in rewards to security bounty hunters in 2015, Google today announced it’s doubling the reward for revealing top security flaws, from $50,000 to $100,000. Google has been pretty serious about its security on everything Chrome, and has had a bug-hunting bounty in place since 2010, eligible to hackers who find vulnerabilities on Chromebooks, the Chrome browser… Read More

  • Yahoo Says Its Bug Bounty Program Has Paid Out $700,000 In Rewards During Its First Year

    Yahoo Says Its Bug Bounty Program Has Paid Out $700,000 In Rewards During Its First Year

    Yahoo massively upset the security community last October when it forked out a measly $12.50 (in company vouchers, no less) as a reward for a researcher who identified a major vulnerability within its email service. There’s an expectation that unearthing a significant weakness in a product is followed by a decent level of compensation, but Yahoo bungled that call — a move that… Read More

  • Twitter Taps HackerOne To Launch Its Bug Bounty Program

    Twitter Taps HackerOne To Launch Its Bug Bounty Program

    Following security breaches that have shook confidence in many online services, Twitter today announced the launch of its bug bounty program that will pay security researchers for responsibly reporting threats through HackerOne, a bug bounty program provider. Twitter will pay a minimum of $140 per threat reported on Twitter.com, ads.twitter, mobile Twitter, TweetDeck, apps.twitter, and its iOS… Read More

  • Google’s Bug Bounty Program Has Now Paid Out Over $2M, Increases Some Chromium Rewards To $5K

    Google’s Bug Bounty Program Has Now Paid Out Over $2M, Increases Some Chromium Rewards To $5K

    Google’s bug bounty program, the company today announced, has now paid out more than $2 million to security researchers. Since the program launched three years ago, the company rewarded researchers for reporting more than 2,000 security bugs in Chromium and its web apps. About $1 million of this prize money went to researchers who reported Chromium-related issues and the other million… Read More