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Mozilla is offering $10,000 to people who can find bugs in its software

When Mozilla first introduced its Bug Bounty Program a few years ago, you could earn as much as $3,000 for finding any bugs in the company’s software that was rated high or critical. That was already a pretty sweet reward, but now the company is taking things even further by making $3,000 the MINIMUM reward you cane earn. Now you make as much as $10,000 just bu finding bugs. 

Mozilla has increased payouts associated with the firm’s Firefox browser bug bounty program. On Wednesday, the firm announced “dramatic” increases to the financial rewards offered to developers who submit valid security bugs relating to the Mozilla Firefox Internet browser. Five years ago, the amount awarded to researchers who filed security vulnerabilities was $3000, but the company has now decided it is high time for an increase. “We have dramatically increased the amount of money that a vulnerability is worth,” Mozilla engineer Raymond Forbes said. “On top of that, we took a look at how we decided how much we should pay out.” In addition, Mozilla has moved to a variable payment system, which allows higher payment for vulnerabilities based upon the quality of bug reports, the severity of the security problem and how easily the vulnerability can be exploited.

 

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