Barracuda Networks & PayPal – Bug Bounty Program Updates

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PayPal and Barracuda Networks has recently made some changes to its official bug bounty programs. There are two sections in which researchers are credited: the honorable mention section, and the wall of fame. The PayPal wall of fame lists the names and organizations of the top 10 researchers that reported vulnerabilities in a specific quarter. Both programs become more transparent with the new official updates.

Additionally, PayPal now shows the payout ranges for various vulnerabilities included in the bug bounty program. According to the official website, Barracuda Networks have also made some small changes to their bug bounty program. They’ve introduced three levels of contributions: gold, silver and bronze. The gold and silver levels credit researchers who have reported vulnerabilities included in the bug bounty program, while the bronze level credits researchers that have reported issues which fall outside the program.

Check the new updates! In both official program websites are core members of the laboratory listed as top researchers.

Congratulations to Ibrahim Mosaad, Karim Boudra & Benjamin Kunz Mejri!

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PayPal Inc Bug Bounty Program 2013-Q1 (Benjamin Kunz Mejri)

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Barracuda Networks Gold Bug Bounty Program – Benjamin Kunz Mejri

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Barracuda Networks Silver Bug Bounty Program 2013 – Benjamin Kunz Mejri

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Barracuda Networks Silver Bug Bounty Program 2013 – Mohammed Abdelkader and BKM

Reference(s):

https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/security-tools/wall-of-fame-honorable-mention

https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/security-tools/wall-of-fame

http://barracudalabs.com/?page_id=3458

http://news.softpedia.com/news/PayPal-Updates-Bug-Bounty-Site-Expert-Says-the-New-Model-Is-More-Transparent-361002.shtml

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