Friday, 31 July 2015

Yahoo Will Pay Researchers $ 1 Million For Bug Reports

Since Internet giant Yahoo late 2013 a reward program for researchers and hackers have started it more than $ 1 million paid to bug reports. In total, Yahoo received during this period 10,000 bug reports, of which 1500 were finally rewarded financially, so let the company know .

Of the more than 1,800 people who took part in the rewards program have delivered about 600 bugs that could be verified. It is a small group bug detectors (6%) which is responsible for 50% of all bug reports. According to Yahoo was the addition of a reputation system to the reward program a big improvement. This gives researchers points for reporting verified bug reports, and the amount of the paid compensation. Through the reputation system, researchers can then compare the program with other participants their skills.

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