Facebook revamps 'bug bounty' program that has paid as much as $50,000 to hackers who discover flaws

Mail Online | 10/15/2019 | James Pero For Dailymail.com
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Facebook will beef up incentives for its bug bounty program which offers payouts for hackers that discover flaws in the platform's system design.

In a blog post on Tuesday, Facebook announced that it will now let participants in its bug bounty program actively assess third-party apps for security flaws instead of 'passively observing the vulnerability.'

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This means that with the app developers blessing, researchers will be able to be more proactive in their efforts by testing apps actively as opposed to watching on the sideline.

According to Facebook, will likely increase the scope of its bounty program.

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'This change significantly increases the scope of the security research that our bug bounty community can share with us and get rewarded for when they find potential vulnerabilities in these external apps and websites,' said Dan Gurfinkel, Security Engineering Manager for Facebook in a statement.

White hat hackers that report security flaws to Facebook will receive a minimum of $500 for low-security threats and...
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