Company launched three weeks ago rewards program.
Hacker received $ 7,000 for six different vulnerabilities.
Facebook announced on Monday (29) who has paid more than $ 40 thousand to hackers found vulnerabilities in social networking. Three weeks ago, the company launched a program that rewards researchers who uncover flaws in the site. Until last Monday (29), a researcher has received $ 7,000 for six different vulnerabilities and other user earned $ 5,000 for a ” very good report, “the director of security at Facebook, Joe Sullivan.
“On the other hand, had to deal with false failures from people who were seeking publicity,” Sullivan wrote in the official Facebook blog . He did not elaborate, however, how many vulnerabilities were found in these three weeks. “We know and have relationships with a large number of security experts. However, the program initiated a dialogue with a new group of people around the world who are passionate about Internet safety, “Sullivan wrote. “The program has also been great because it has made ??our site more secure.” The program was launched in late July as a way to reward users who find and report flaws that could be exploited by malicious hackers. The developer who is “the first person to responsibly disclose” an error that may “compromise the integrity or privacy of Facebook users” may receive a reward, which starts at $ 500.
Facebook hired in June George Hotz , a famous hacker known as “GeoHot”, which was sued by Sony for its PlayStation 3 console hacking. He is considered the first person to have made ??public a way to hack the iPhone. Facebook did not say what his job in the company.