Facebook offers a $500 bounty to bug hunters

Sophos has criticised it already
By Dave Neal
Mon Aug 01 2011, 13:07

SOCIAL NETWORKING MONSTER Facebook has started a bug finding reward programme that it expects will help cut down on security attacks on its systems.

The move has been criticised by the security firm Sophos, which – to our applause – seems to react to every move from Facebook by reaching for its revolver.

Facebook is the most recent company to come to the bug-bounty party, officially announcing recently that ‘to show our appreciation for our security researchers, we offer a monetary bounty for certain qualifying security bugs‘,” writes Sophos’ Paul Ducklin.

“There’s been general approval of this step, though a few observers have claimed that Facebook’s bounty is a bit on the cheap side.” … read more.


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