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United Airlines Will Give You Up To A Million Miles For Finding Security Bugs

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  • 2 years ago

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Bug Bounty programs are great. Utilized by everyone from Facebook to Google, they encourage security researchers to dig up bugs and disclose them responsibly in exchange for rewards — generally meaning a chunk of cash and a bit of glory.

Here’s a new one, though: your bugs in exchange for… airline miles?

United Airlines has just launched a bug bounty program, offering up big ol’ bundles of airline miles in exchange for any bugs you might find in its sites or apps.

One important thing to note: it specifically doesn’t cover bugs in its “onboard Wi-Fi, entertainment systems or avionics” systems — so don’t go a-diggin’ while you’re bored on your redeye. According to the fine print, that’s a quick way to get tossed off a flight and (possibly) under criminal investigation.

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