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Blockchain
$10 million bug bounty fund for projects building on Binance Smart Chain
Binance Smart Chain has launched Priority ONE, a $10 million bug bounty fund for projects building on top of BSC. 
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Cybersecurity
HackerOne hits $100M milestone with bug bounties
“We have arrived at the point in history where you are ignorant and negligent if you do not have a way to receive useful input from ethical hackers."
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Mobile Security
OPPO partners with bug bounty company HackerOne
With over 320 million monthly active users of OPPO’s ColorOS, and a rapidly expanding online presence, cybersecurity is top of mind for the mobile phone manufacturer.
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Kaspersky
Kaspersky to store data of US and Canada customers in Switzerland
The company will also open its first Transparency Center in Latin America in Sao Paulo in January 2020.
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Bug Bounty
Japan’s LINE launches public bug bounty program with HackerOne
One of the biggest messenger apps in the world invites hackers to proactively report security vulnerabilities to enhance cybersecurity.
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Cybersecurity
Interview: Uber's CISO reveals lessons learned from breaches
Uber’s chief information security officer John ‘Four’ Flynn has a career history that many technologists could only dream of.
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Security vulnerabilities
GitHub's Bug Bounty program gets bigger
GitHub’s Bug Bounty program is now five years old and to mark the occasion it has revamped the program’s scope, rewards, and new legal rules.
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Online voting
Swiss Post asks public to hack its e-voting system
Switzerland’s postal service Swiss Post is inviting keen-eyed security experts and white hats to hack its e-voting system.
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Cybercrime
Skyscanner opens up bug bounty for interested hackers
If you can find a bug in Skyscanner then the company will pay up to US$2,000 per vulnerability.
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Ransomware
Uber disguised breach ransom payment as a bug bounty reward
“Paying the attackers and then keeping quiet about it afterwards was not, in our view, an appropriate response to the cyber attack."
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Report
Bug bounty marketplace in sore need of standardisation – report
"With a lot of opportunities for bug bounties to go wrong, the maturity required to run a successful programme should not be underestimated."
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Uber
Uber updates bug bounty terms to stop extortion and unauthorised data collection
Any helpful hacker who participates in Uber’s bug bounty program must act in good faith or face legal action.
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Security vulnerabilities
GitHub boosts bug bounty program & payouts in 2017 with more to come this year
GitHub’s Security Bug Bounty program paid out more than US$166,000 in 2017 after a significant payout revamp that doubled amounts across the board.
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Malware
Not-for-profit Bug Bounty project surpasses major milestone
​The Open Bug Bounty project has reached 100,000 fixed vulnerabilities and is showing no signs of slowing down with changes on the horizon.