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The world’s biggest bug bounty payouts

From finding flaws to suggesting innovative security measures for the future, we look at some of the biggest bug bounty payouts in recent years.

United Airlines pays out 2 million flight miles for security bugs

United Airlines has paid out two million flight miles to two security researchers who uncovered 14 separate vulnerabilities in the company’s operation.

Minor Chrome release fixes serious bugs

Google has updated the Chrome browser to version 43.0.2357.130 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Google Admin console email spoofing loophole patched

A vulnerability in Google Admin that could have allowed domains to be claimed to send out authentic seeming spoofed emails has been patched by the company, reports The Register.

Adobe crowdsources its bug-hunting, but no rewards offered

Adobe, the company behind Flash, Photoshop and Adobe Reader, has launched a program encouraging security researchers to find and report possible vulnerabilities to the firm.

Facebook rewards ‘white hat’ hackers with $1.3m bounty

Facebook has announced that it paid out $1.3 million last year to ‘white hat’ hackers, as part of a bounty initiative that rewards developers for spotting flaws in the social network.

Facebook exploit allowed attackers to remotely delete photos

A Facebook hack that allowed attackers to remotely delete any photo they wanted to from the social network has been patched by the company.

Google announces ‘Vulnerability Research Grants’

Google has announced it is to pay out research grants to security researchers seeking out potential bugs, even if they turn up empty-handed, reports ZDNet.

PayPal bug bounty catches account-hijacking vulnerability

Popular internet payment provider PayPal has fixed an exploit that would have allowed hackers to take over an account with a single click, reports The Register.

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