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This Week’s Top Stories About Bug Bounty

What is Bug Bounty Hunting?

Bug bounty hunting is the practice of finding and reporting software bugs in exchange for a reward or “bounty”. Bug bounty hunters, or “white hat hackers”, are cybersecurity professionals who search for vulnerabilities in software and networks by utilizing the same techniques and tactics as malicious hackers. Once they have discovered a vulnerability, they can report it to the software company or host site, who can then patch the issue and reward the hunter with a bounty. Bug bounty hunting is becoming increasingly popular as organizations are recognizing the value of having a motivated community of ethical hackers helping them find and fix security issues.

Top Stories

1. Microsoft Announces New Bug Bounty Programs: Microsoft announced a new bug bounty program this week, offering up to $100,000 for the discovery of security bugs in its products and services. The new bug bounty programs are open to all researchers and are focused on cloud-based services such as Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Dynamics 365, and Microsoft Office 365. Researchers can submit their findings via the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC).

2. Facebook Launches a Bug Bounty Program for Instagram: Facebook has launched a bug bounty program for Instagram, offering up to $50,000 for security bugs discovered in the popular photo-sharing platform. The program is open to all researchers, and rewards will be based on the severity of the bug and the quality of the report.

3. Google Increases Rewards for Chrome Bug Bounty Program: Google announced an increase in rewards for its Chrome Bug Bounty Program this week. The program now offers up to $15,000 for the discovery of security bugs in Chrome, with rewards ranging from $500 to $15,000 depending on the severity of the bug.

4. Apple Launches New Bug Bounty Program for macOS: Apple has launched a new bug bounty program for macOS, offering up to $200,000 for the discovery of security bugs in the operating system. The program is open to all researchers, and rewards will be based on the severity of the bug and the quality of the report.

5. Twitter Launches bug Bounty Program for its API: Twitter has launched a bug bounty program for its API, offering up to $15,000 for the discovery of security bugs. The program is open to all researchers, and rewards will be based on the severity of the bug and the quality of the report.

6. Mozilla Increases Rewards for Firefox Bug Bounty Program: Mozilla announced an increase in rewards for its Firefox Bug Bounty Program this week. The program now offers up to $3,000 for the discovery of security bugs in Firefox, with rewards ranging from $500 to $3,000 depending on the severity of the bug.

7. HackerOne Launches Bug Bounty Programs for Government Agencies: HackerOne announced the launch of bug bounty programs for several government agencies this week. The programs are open to all researchers, and rewards will be based on the severity of the bug and the quality of the report.

8. Oracle Announces Cloud Security Bug Bounty Program: Oracle announced a new bug bounty program this week, offering up to $15,000 for the discovery of security bugs in its cloud services. The program is open to all researchers, and rewards will be based on the severity of the bug and the quality of the report.

9. Slack Launches Bug Bounty Program for its Platform: Slack announced the launch of a bug bounty program this week, offering up to $7,500 for the discovery of security bugs in its platform. The program is open to all researchers, and rewards will be based on the severity of the bug and the quality of the report.

10. Google Launches Bug Bounty Program for Android Apps: Google announced the launch of a bug bounty program this week, offering up to $1000 for the discovery of security bugs in Android apps. The program is open to all researchers, and rewards will be based on the severity of the bug and the quality of the report.

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