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United launches bug bounty, but in-flight systems off limits

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, May 15, 2015.

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    United Airlines is offering rewards to researchers for finding flaws in its websites but the company is excluding bugs related to in-flight systems, which the U.S. government says may be increasingly targeted by hackers.

    The bug bounty program rewards people with miles that can be used for the company’s Mileage Plus loyalty program as opposed to cash, which web giants such as Google, Facebook and Yahoo pay.

    Many companies have launched reward programs to attract independent researchers to investigate their software code and confidentially report flaws before hackers discover them.

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