United Awarding Up to 1 Million Miles…as Bounty for Security Bugs

Companies all over the world offer Bug Bounty Programs, where they award security researchers (or sometimes just general users) for finding security bugs on their websites. Security bugs are errors in computer systems or programs that could create potential vulnerabilities. Facebook, for example, offers at least US$500 for each new security bug identified.

Well, now United is doing the same thing, but instead of offering cash, they will be offering United MileagePlus miles. The award differs based on the type of bug identified. You can earn 1 million United miles if you execute a remote code on their server, or 50,000 United miles if you identify any third-party issues that affect United.

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I wonder if anyone would have reported those mistake fares in order to make 50,000 United miles?


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