Twitter will start paying hackers who hunt down and identify bugs

See the original posting on The Verge

Twitter wants to find out about any bugs it might have before hackers do, and it’s introducing a bug bounty program today to encourage researchers to help it out. Like the many other tech companies offering similar programs, Twitter will pay researchers (or just any other type of hacker out there) for finding various flaws and vulnerabilities in its platform and then reporting those findings to Twitter. The key is that the researchers report it to Twitter and allow Twitter to close the bug before before publicly disclosing their finding — which would otherwise give malicious parties the chance to take advantage of it. This is, for the most part, standard practice for security researchers who find bugs — reward or not — though some have…

Continue reading…