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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#645 MIT launches experimental bug bounty program
The effectiveness of bug bounty programs is difficult to deny, especially after adoption of one at Uber, which announced last month it would begin paying $10,000 for critical bugs, and the Department of Defense, whose Hack the Pentagon illustrates the government’s softening stance on hackers.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced this week that it will follow in those footsteps and launch its own experimental bug bounty program, becoming one of the first academic institutions to reward hackers who find and responsibly disclose vulnerabilities on the school’s sites.
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