back to article New Relic offers security researchers cred – not cash – for bug reports

Analytics firm New Relic has coupled up with vuln disclosure firm HackerOne as part of a “responsible disclosure program” for bugs. But while it pledges not to take legal action against anyone spotting a hole, it won’t be ponying up cash for them either. Instead, New Relic is banking on researchers, or just the curious, being …

Anonymous Coward

Obvious reference is obvious: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/exposure

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Didn't You Know?

Exposure is an acceptable form of currency to pay your mortgage and rent.

#Fact.

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Ru'

"No you won't get paid for doing our jobs for us. But look on the bright side, at least we won't get you jailed."

Where do I sign up?

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Well at least the tight bastards stated it upfront rather than trying it on after the work is done. It's still going to burn them, though.

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It's still going to burn them, though.

Ooooh yes. I suspect there will be exposure. Just not quite the kind they were hoping for.

I think there are better ways to search for vulnerabilities than painting a big red target on your back, but that's just me.

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I prefer bugcrowd personally - which gives both cred + cash / swag: https://www.bugcrowd.com

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Bug Bounties

I thought the entire point of Bug Bounties was to make being a Whitehat more profitable than being a blackhat, thereby nudging the grayhats into doing the right thing(tm)

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Decisions, decisions

New Relic:

Show us our vulnerabilities and get exposure and street cred!

Terms and conditions apply. Violating our terms and conditions may result in prosecution.

Shady onion site:

Show us New Relics vulnerabilities and get CASH! Anonymity Guaranteed! Jail? No way, we're really the NSA!

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Charge the White Hats

White hats should be charged for finding bugs. Perhaps $50 for minor bugs and $1000 for major bugs. This would help defray the costs of correcting code and pay for the printing of frameable certificates of appreciation. Frames are extra.

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