Twitter awarded bug bounty hunters $322,420 over two years
A complete of 1,662 researchers earned some money from Twitter’s bug bounty program because it launched in Might 2014. Twitter has revealed that it acquired 5,171 reviews and that it paid out a complete of $322,420 over two years’ time. The smallest quantity anybody ever received was $one hundred forty, whereas the most important was $12,040. Though bug attempting to find Fb sounds far more profitable — the social community spent one million dollars inside the first two years of its personal program and awarded some researchers over $one hundred,000 every — a single bug hunter for Twitter did make $fifty four,000 in 2015.
To not point out, the microblogging web site has a standing supply of $15,000 for anybody who discovers a vulnerability that leaves it open to distant code executions. Twitter says it hasn’t acquired any but, however that is excellent news for the corporate. In addition to speaking about all the cash that modified arms for this system, Twitter additionally revealed that solely 20 % of fastened bugs have been publicly disclosed. It says the corporate solely discloses flaws “after they have been fastened, on the request of the researcher.” When you’re questioning what sort of vulnerabilities bounty hunters come throughout, Twitter lists a few of the researchers’ most notable finds in the identical publish.