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An Australian penetration tester named Shubham Shah has become the latest to complain about bug bounty programs that offer pathetic – or no – rewards. The bounty program in question was run by Prezi, a slideware-as-a-service outfit/ The terms of the program state that only certain “ … domains (and every service accessible on …


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I hope he debugged it before returning it

see above.

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You can bet *that* was an MBA a**ehole made that decision

Sysadmin: He found a flaw in our security and accessed the crown jewels of the company

MBAA:So what, it wasn't in listed in the rules and we don't have to pay him.

Sysadmin: He could have sold the code to a competitor, inserted trapdoors or actual malware in it.

MBAA: But he didn't (thinks:Because he's weak and trusting. I would have shown no such "mercy.")

Sysadmin: You are kind of an a**ehole aren't you.

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You forgot...

MBA has a chat with lobyist to make pen testing illegal even when invited to do so.


Is that a bug?

Seems more akin to finding a key under your doormat and trying it in the door.

Surely a bug is when things don't operate as intended, rather than simply being operated poorly.

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