European Commission to launch bug bounty programme for open-source software

The European Commission (EC) has recently announced the launch of a bug bounty programme for open-source projects to support its public services.

Indeed, the programme will offer up to €5,000 to bug bounty hunters for finding security vulnerabilities in open-source software that are used all around the European Union (EU). It will also gift a 20% bonus for any code fix provided by researchers. The highest reward will be given for exceptional vulnerabilities.

The EC reported that it is mainly looking for reports of security vulnerabilities including leaks of personal data, horizontal/vertical privilege escalation, and SQL injection. The programme is made to continue the relationship with open-source communities and secure it.

 

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