Starting next year, cybersecurity-savvy individuals can get their hands dirty with a total of 14 projects.
Here’s a cool way for white hat hackers to earn themselves some nice greens. The European Union is funding a bounty hunter program for a bunch of open-source projects.
Starting next year, cybersecurity-savvy individuals can get their hands dirty with a total of 14 projects: 7-zip, Apache Kafka, Apache Tomcat, Digital Signature Services (DSS), Drupal, Filezilla, FLUX TL, the GNU C Library (glibc), KeePass, midPoint, Notepad++, PuTTY, the Symfony PHP framework, VLC Media Player, and WSO2.
If they find any bugs or flaws, they are eligible for a total of €851m. Different programs have different bounties, so interested parties should take a closer look at the table here. Also, hackers are eligible for rewards only if the bug they find results in an issued patch. Read more