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EU Offers Bug Bounties For 14 Open Source Projects

As the bug bounty programs begin to roll out in January, security experts worry that the programs miss the mark on truly securing open source projects. The European Commission in January is funding 14 bug bounty programs in hopes of sniffing out vulnerabilities in the free open source projects...
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New Open Source Effort: Legal Code to Make Reporting Security bugs Safer

The Disclose.io framework seeks to standardize "safe harbor" language for security researchers. Not a week goes by without another major business or Internet service announcing a data breach. And while many companies have begun to adopt bug bounty programs to encourage the reporting of...
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At $30,000 for a Flaw, Bug Bounties Are Big and Getting Bigger

Hackers are being paid as much as $30,000 for finding a single critical flaw in a company's systems, and the amount companies are willing to pay is increasing. While the use of such bug hunting programmes is still limited, some large organisations are offering hackers rewards for spotting flaws in...
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GitHub Bug Bounty Program Offers Bonus Rewards

GitHub celebrates the third anniversary of its Bug Bounty program, with bonus rewards for security disclosures, as the program continues to help the popular code development platform stay secure.  In January 2014, the GitHub distributed version control code repository first launched a bug bounty...
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