Bug Bounty

    BUG BOUNTY is a reward (often monetary) offered by organizations to individuals (outside of the organization) who identify a bug / defect (especially those pertaining to security exploits and vulnerabilities) in a software / application.

    Elaboration

    Many organizations (especially IT companies) offer attractive Bug Bounty programs to the public so as to solicit bug reports from them and drive product improvement.
    And, you have a chance to win any of the following:

    • MONEY (Ranging from as low as $50 to as high as $1,000,000)
    • MATERIAL (Ranging from a cool T-Shirt to a million flyer miles)
    • APPRECIATION (Ranging from a simple Thank You note to a fancy Medal)

    If you think we’re just kidding about the million dollars, check out Apple’s Maximum Payout for Network attack without user interaction (Zero-click kernel code execution with persistence and kernel PAC bypass) below.

    Bug Bounty Programs

    For your convenience, we’ve listed some Bug Bounty programs offered by major organizations:

    Organization Bug Bounty Program Minimum Payout Maximum Payout
    Apple Apple Security Bounty Open in New Window $5,000 $1,000,000
    Microsoft Microsoft Online Services Bounty Program Open in New Window $500 $20,000
    Microsoft Microsoft Bug Bounty Program Open in New Window $250,000
    Google Google Security Reward Programs Open in New Window $100 $1,000,000
    Samsung Samsung Mobile Security Rewards Program Open in New Window $200 $200,000
    AT&T AT&T Bug Bounty Program Open in New Window $50 $2,000
    Amazon Amazon Vulnerability Research Program Open in New Window $100 $15,000
    Verizon Media Verizon Media Bug Bounty Program Open in New Window $100 $15,000
    Facebook Facebook Bug Bounty Open in New Window $500
    Intel Corporation Intel Bug Bounty Program Open in New Window $500 $100,00
    The Internet Bug Bounty The Internet Bug Bounty Open in New Window $500

    Comprehensive Lists

    Comprehensive lists of Bug Bounty Programs are available in the sites mentioned below:

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    Last Updated on September 6, 2020 by STF