Tag: Bug Bounty

Google expands security rewards to more Android apps, launches bug bounty program for data abuse

Google, which has already paid security researchers over $15 million since launching its bug bounty program in 2010, today increased the scope of its Google Play Security Reward Program (GPSRP). Security researchers will now be rewarded for finding bugs across all apps in Google Play with 100 million or more installs. At the same time, […]

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Instagram Launches Bug Bounty for Apps that Steal User Data

On Monday, Instagram announced a new bug bounty program for finding third party apps that improperly access or store user data. Facebook launched its own “Data Abuse Bounty” last year, with the goal of whittling out data abuse from app developers. “Putting people first is one of Instagram’s most important values, and keeping our service […]

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Apple adds Macs, Watches, and Apple TVs to $1 million bug bounty program

Roughly three years ago, Apple began paying security researchers for discoveries of unknown vulnerabilities in iOS, and today, it’s responding to long-standing requests by adding macOS, watchOS, and tvOS devices to the list. Additionally, the company is now offering a maximum reward of $1 million for the most serious security issues, providing researchers with even […]

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Apple to Reportedly Provide Security Researchers with Jailbroken iPhones

Apple will seemingly be providing security researchers with ‘jailbroken’ iPhones so that they are able to easily find more vulnerabilities in iOS. As per Forbes, Apple will be making this announcement at the Black Hat security conference scheduled to be held from later this week (August 3-8, 2019). Apple will be handling out how these iPhones […]

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Google increases rewards for hacking Chrome, Chrome OS, and Google Play

Google, which has already paid security researchers over $15 million since launching its bug bounty program in 2010, today increased bug bounties across the Chrome Vulnerability Reward Program and the Google Play Security Reward Program. Bug bounty programs are a great complement to existing internal security programs. They help motivate individuals and hacker groups to […]

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