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July 13, 2016

Automaker Fiat Chrysler Announces Bug Bounty Program

The latest bug bounty program from an automobile manufacturer comes from Fiat Chrysler, more than a year after two white hat hackers proved that they could remotely compromise and take control of its popular selling vehicle, the Jeep Cherokee.

White hat hackers can now start picking away at cybersecurity flaws in the vehicle software embedded in Fiat Chrysler connected cars. The bounty program is specifically focused on the automaker’s fleet of connected vehicles, including the systems used within them as well as the applications and external services that are connected to them.

The bounty reward is relatively small compared to the bug bounties offered by the likes of [...]

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June 18, 2016

White Hat Teen Hacks Pentagon Websites

A high-school student and hacker spent nearly 10-15 hours between classes hacking U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) websites, between classes. He got thanked and praised for it by the Pentagon.

An 18-year old student who graduated this week was among two individuals praised at the Pentagon by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. David Dworken, a graduate from the Washington, D.C., area, turned in several vulnerabilities that he discovered after the announcement of the Pentagon cybersecurity initiative. The bug bounty program was the first ever program of its kind to be issued by the federal government.

Hacked reported on the aptly named “Hack the Pentagon” initiative, put [...]

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May 12, 2016

Pornhub Offers a $25,000 Bug Bounty to Hackers

Adult website Pornhub is enticing white-hat hackers and security researchers with rewards of up to $25,000 for finding vulnerabilities and security flaws on the website.

Popular adult video streaming portal Pornhub is taking its security measures seriously, so much so that it is offering a bug bounty program on the HackerOne, a platform routinely used by the likes of the U.S. Department of Defense and Uber. With over 60 million daily visitors, it’s easy to see why malicious hackers and operators see the website as a viable target.

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Security is a top priority at Pornhub. We strive to work with skilled security researchers to improve the [...]

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March 22, 2016

Uber Welcomes Hackers with Its First-Ever Bug Bounty Program

In a friendly nod to roping in and not employing white-hat hackers to look through its code to uncover vulnerabilities and possible weaknesses to exploit, Uber has announced a bug bounty program for security researchers or white-hat hackers.

With its first ever bug-bounty program, Uber has revealed that it will reward and pay independent security researchers with thousands of dollars for finding vulnerabilities in its websites and its apps across different platforms.

Uber is launching its official bug bounty program on popular platform HackerOne. Notably, Uber is also trying to keep white-hat hackers on its side with a “loyalty system” that rewards hackers with bonuses [...]

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