Last year, Chicago-based ‘United Airlines’ launched a bug bounty program and to invite security researchers. Bug hunters for finding and reporting security holes in its websites, software, apps, and web portals.
Under the bounty program, United Airlines offers a top reward of 1 Million flyer miles for reporting Remote Code Execution flaws. 250,000 miles for medium-severity vulnerabilities, and 50,000 flyer miles for low-severity bugs.
Two pc hackers have earned quite one Million frequent-flyer miles every from United Airlines for locating and news multiple security vulnerabilities within the Airline’s web site.
Olivier Beg, a 19-year-old security man of science from the European nation, has earned one Million air miles from United Airlines for locating around twenty security vulnerabilities within the software package systems of the airline.
Last year, Jordan Wiens was the first security researcher to earn United Airlines’ top reward of 1 Million Miles. For finding a security bug that allowed him to seize control of one of the airline’s websites.
BUG BOUNTY PROGRAMS
Bug bounty programs are quite common among technology corporations, as well as Google, Microsoft, and Facebook. They provide security researchers thousands of greenbacks as rewards for exposing security weaknesses in their services.
Although, it’s sensible to ascertain corporations like United Airlines or Tesla or General Motors or Fiat Chrysler or hospitable vulnerability reports from researchers and rewardable them for his or her work.
Apple is the latest to announce the bug bounty program starting this fall to pay outside security researchers. White hat hackers for privately disclosing security issues in its products.
The company plans to offer rewards of up to $200,000. Though the scope of its program has initially been kept invitations only targeting a small range of Apple software including iOS and iCloud.