It all started a long time ago. We don’t know who coined the term, but Google made it well-known when they launch their Bug Bounty Program in order to get more secure.
After that, big companies like AT&T, Facebook, Mozilla, Paypal, Samsung, Yandex and others, realised how important Bug Bounty Programs are for their services, products and started implementing them as well.
The advantages for companies that run Bug Bounty Program and security professionals or bug hunters are clear. Companies patch their flaws/vulnerabilities, while security specialists get paid or hall of fame for it.
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PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (REWARD OFFERED)
PRODUCT AND SERVICES (HALL OF FAME + SWAG) \/Reward: T-shirt \/
PRODUCT AND SERVICES (HALL OF FAME AND NO REWARD)
BROKERS AND SECURITY COMPANIES
Bug Bounty Programs Advantages:
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