Legal Hacking (Bug Bounty)

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Legal Hacking (Bug Bounty)

Postby dandymcgee on Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:02 pm

So I recently became aware that many major technology companies have active reward systems in place for responsible disclosure of bugs and potential security vulnerabilities. While I'm familiar with the idea, I didn't realize there was a website which conveniently lists active programs and whether or not the company is offering bounties / rewards.

https://bugcrowd.com/list-of-bug-bounty-programs

More notable participants include (not an exhaustive list):
Dropbox
Github
Google
Facebook
Microsoft
Mozilla
Paypal
Tesla
Twitter
YouTube

For example, Google is paying bounties ranging from $500 - $60,000 to anyone who reports a vulnerability in Chromium which they deem serious enough to warrant a reward.

If you're interested in security research as a hobby but aren't interested in the prison time associated with irresponsible targeting, perhaps you should consider targeting one of these companies instead.
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Re: Legal Hacking (Bug Bounty)

Postby Accy on Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:37 am

The US military also hires people to maliciously hack other countries if you're into that. Though I don't know how many hackers want to be a SLAVE TO THA MASHEEN
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Re: Legal Hacking (Bug Bounty)

Postby dandymcgee on Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:20 am

Accy wrote:The US military also hires people to maliciously hack other countries if you're into that. Though I don't know how many hackers want to be a SLAVE TO THA MASHEEN

Yeahhhh, no. I would probably end up being the next Snowden.
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