bug bounty

Google’s bug bounty programs paid out almost $3M in 2017

Bug bounty programs are designed to sic security researchers on software and pay them to find vulnerabilities and report back to the sponsor. In return, the researchers are richly rewarded for their f

Google will pay you $1,000 to hack some of Android’s most popular apps

Details are light at the moment, but a bit of news out of Google's Playtime developer event this morning: the company is launching a Google Play bug bounty program that'll encourage researchers to pok

Researcher finds bug that allowed free Uber rides

Uber has patched a bug in its code that allowed a researcher — and anyone else who might’ve discovered the problem — to hail Uber rides without paying for them. Anand Prakash, a security re

HackerOne scores $40 million investment as bug bounty platform growth continues

For the past several years, HackerOne has been helping customers build bug bounty programs to find vulnerabilities in their software, and today it hauled in a big bounty of its own — a $40 mill

Google’s bug bounty program pays out $3 million, mostly for Android and Chrome exploits

If you’re willing to hunt for flaws within its vast array of software and services, Google’s happy to pay up. Over the course of its 2016 Vulnerability Rewards Program, the company paid

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 m

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 demons

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 affec

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

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

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

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 reportin

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 <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.chromium.org/2013/08/security-rewards-at-google-two.html">announced</a>, has now paid out more than $2 million to se