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March 23, 2016

Uber’s bug bounty

Bug bounty or mobile app security testing?

Uber has announced a bug bounty program with rewards of up to $10,000 for security researchers who find “bugs and glitches”. Uber would also do well to let us know about their mobile app security testing program.

This is a step in the right direction given that the glut of Uber login credentials on the dark web took the price from $1 down to 40¢.

These “bugs and glitches” are minor compared to some of the critical security vulnerabilities that it’s possible to find in the Uber app. The bug bounty is good for Uber’s PR, however, a regular security testing program would do more to fix the gaping holes in their client side and network security.

Read more about the bug bounty here.

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