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Bug The Almighty Buck

GitHub Launches Bug Bounty Program, Offers Between $100 and $5,000 14

Posted by timothy
from the bounteous-maximus dept.
An anonymous reader writes "GitHub today launched the GitHub Bug Bounty program 'to better engage with security researchers.' In short, the company will pay between $100 and $5,000 for each security vulnerability discovered and responsibly disclosed by hackers. The program currently covers the GitHub API, GitHub Gist, and GitHub says its other Web properties and applications are not part of the program, but it says vulnerabilities found 'may receive a cash reward at our discretion.'"
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GitHub Launches Bug Bounty Program, Offers Between $100 and $5,000

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  • Re:Profit (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 30, 2014 @04:44PM (#46113819)

    In the GitHub system, not GitHub user code, numbnuts.

    But seriously, this whole gameification of work is getting pathetic. Everyone's a freelance mercenary fighting for scraps, and kids brought up on a battery of constant useless testing lap it up. No benefits and no job security.

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