It recently has become a common practice for enterprises, to hire ethical hackers, also known as researchers or bounty hunters. Companies like Microsoft, Google and Facebook have all developed programs that request these researchers uncover any security flaws within their systems.
The latest company to put out a call to action for ethical hackers is Uber. The company has announced that after a year of Beta testing, they have released their bug bounty program hosted on the HackerOne platform. After the beta program, researchers found almost 100 bugs, Uber came to the conclusion to publicly announce this information. Payouts for the bug bounty program can pay up to $10,000 for critical issues. Outlined below is the Uber Bug Bounty Payout Range.
Uber is attempting to “gamify” this program with the addition of a treasure map and a loyalty reward program. The map permits researchers to get a head start, that will later provide valuable information about the best places to search for bugs and vulnerabilities within their systems. The loyalty reward program was implemented with the intention of researchers digging deeper into helping Uber deal with their subtlest bugs.
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