Grim warning for bounty hunters – Yahoo pays out paltry $12.50 per vulnerability

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  1. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    http://www.welivesecurity.com/2013/...ahoo-pays-out-paltry-12-50-per-vulnerability/
     
  2. J_L

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    More like grim warning for Yahoo's security. Bounty hunters have plenty of superior alternatives.
     
  3. siljaline

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    Yahoo Offers $12.50 as Bug Bounty
    http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/34812/yahoo-offers-1250-as-bug-bounty-/
     
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    "There were two men walking across the Steppes when they stumbled across a lion that had not fed for some time. For the lion, diner had just come knocking. The two men ran for their lives. The slower of the two noticed that the other man was not running at full speed, but kept one step in front and appeared rather undisturbed by the ordeal of being chased by a hungry lion.

    "What are you doing?" he asked his partner.

    "I am fast," the other partner said, "but not faster than the lion. Still, I don't need to be faster than the lion, only faster than you, my friend."

    My instructor shared this story as a metaphor for how companies approach security. Naturally, I put back by the fact companies would put in the bare minimum to just stay ahead of competition. But this article takes the cake. I guess the only question left is, "Do you Yahoo?". Time to shop around for another provider.
     
  5. safeguy

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    $12.50 is decent for a meal or 2. You might even catch a movie with that. I'm not convinced though that bounty hunters would consider that a valuable reward...

    Now that's bollocks.
     
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    http://thenextweb.com/us/2013/10/03...reporting-policy-with-rewards-of-up-to-15000/
     
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