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Facebook ends their bug bounty program

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It’s been a while since Facebook started awarding people who report bugs and vulnerabilities on their platform. They already paid out about $1.3 million in 2014 only. Philippines was also ...

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CSRF flaw in Instagram makes private profile set to public

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As part of Facebook’s bug bounty program, an independent security researcher, Christian Lopez Martin tried to search for vulnerabilities in Instagram. Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service ...

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Google rewards $5,000 for a stored XSS in Gmail for iOS – (Updated)

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Google Inc. is rewarding $5,000 to Roy Castillo a Pinoy security researcher, for his find of a stored XSS bug in Gmail for iOS. Castillo is the same security researcher who ...

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Microsoft rewarded $100,000 to an Australian white hat hacker

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A hacker from Australia, James Forshaw, reported a serious flaw in Microsoft’s windows. It was accordingly eligible to the company’s bug bounty program “Mitigation Bypass.” Because his entry of the ...

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Researchers take $28k ‘first blood’ on Microsoft’s bug bounty program

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More than 28,000 USD actually is being paid by Microsoft to security researchers who participated in its first ever bug bounty program. It was the Internet Explorer 11 bug bounty ...

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Yahoo announces new bug bounty program with reward up to $15,000

Serious security flaw in Yahoo discovered, researcher received only $12.5

Yahoo!, the internet company giant just made a major overhaul of its bug bounty program. Researchers who can find security flaws in the company’s platform may receive rewards from $150 ...

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