Twitter to pay hackers for hunting 'bugs'
Twitter is keen to find out any malicious bugs before hackers, and now they are even paying for it.
Like the many other tech companies offering similar programs, Twitter will pay researchers for finding various flaws and vulnerabilities in its platform and then reporting those findings to Twitter.
At a minimum, Twitter will pay researchers 140 dollars for every bug they disclose. That's so long as the bug relates to Twitter's desktop and mobile website, iOS and Android apps, and a few other properties, including Tweetdeck on the web, The Verge reported.
So far, through what appears to have been early tests of the program over the past three months, Twitter has paid 44 people and closed 46 bugs.
Facebook, Microsoft, and Google — among many other tech companies — also have their own bug bounty programs. They're increasingly important programs to have, as it encourages experts to focus on their platform and to try to find flaws before a malicious hacker does.
(Posted on 05-09-2014)