July 18th, 2010, 17:38 PM
Mozilla raises bounty for security bugs to $3,000
Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox Web browser, has upped the amount it will pay security researchers for information on security bugs in its products from $500 to $3,000.
The change is part of what Mozilla calls a refresh of its Security Bug Bounty Program, which launched in 2004.
"A lot has changed in the six years since the Mozilla program was announced, and we believe that one of the best ways to keep our users safe is to make it economically sustainable for security researchers to do the right thing when disclosing information," wrote Lucas Adamski, director of security engineering, in a blog post.
Mozilla has also expanded the scope of the reward program, which will continue to apply to Firefox and the Thunderbird email client, and also to the Firefox mobile browser and other services the products rely on. Release and beta products are also eligible.
Full story: InfoWorld