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.