back to article LinkedIn reveals invitation-only bourgeois bug bounty

LinkedIn has revealed the closed-door bug bounty program it has run for the last eight months, paying out $65,000 in vulnerability rewards along the way. But the company is keeping the door to the scheme firmly closed. The if-you-need-to-ask-you'll-never-know bounty is designed to cut you the noise from the signal so that only …

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    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      But people do expect and demand them - these days anyway. Such is the hoopla around this issue that any company not offering bounty is pointed at and sternly looked at until said company relents and starts a payout plan.

      There have been too many examples of bug hunters ignored or taken advantage of to avoid this situation today.

      I note with interest that LinkedIn seems to have found a way to retain the talent and avoid the chaff. I wonder if other companies will take note and copy the method - if they aren't already more or less doing the same thing.

  2. Graham Marsden


    Pity El Reg doesn't pay a spelling mistake bounty...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "inivitation"?

      The trouble with a spelling misteak bounty is that suddenly, bad speling wud bekom rampant.

      1. Graham Marsden

        Re: "inivitation"?

        Err, no, it would be a bounty for spotting spelling mistakes in El Reg articles...

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