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Mozilla doubles maximum bounty for Firefox flaws to $7,500

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    Mozilla is giving a raise to security researchers who spot Firefox browser vulnerabilities, more than doubling its maximum reward for information on the most high-risk flaws.

    The change comes as many major companies have launched lucrative bug bounty programs, which benefit software developers by attracting a more diverse set of eyes on their code.

    “The amount awarded was increased to $3,000 five years ago, and it is definitely time for this to be increased again,” wrote Raymond Forbes, an application security engineer at Mozilla.

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