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Microsoft, Facebook Teams Up For “Internet Bug Bounty Program”

Posted on the 07 November 2013 by Nrjperera @nrjperera


Hacking is not always illegal. Sometimes, when the skills are properly used it leads to improving products and services. Many Internet companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft always encourages ethical hackers to exploit and point out flaws in their services to help them improve. Now even you can participate in the process and have fun hacking the Internet and get paid for it, thanks to this new ”Internet Bug Bounty Program” sponsored by Facebook and Microsoft.

The new program invites hackers of all ages to participate and take their challenges for discovering security flaws in components of the Internet, PHP, Ruby, Django, Python and many more. In return, they will pay you bounties starting from $500 to $5,000. But, only if you have the brain for successfully hacking it.

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According to The Next Web, each of your hack goes through a review panel of a bunch experts from companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Etsy. It’s not going to be easy to please these guys because you have to point out a major vulnerability that affects the public, in order to claim the bounty.

“We believe that all technology contains vulnerabilities, that the public plays a crucial role in identifying these vulnerabilities,” the website explains the purpose of the program. “And that the subsequent disclosure should be safe, transparent, and rewarding for all involved.”

Head over to Hackerone website for more info.

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