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Facebook pays Debug hunters $40,000 in a month

The bug bounty program launched by Facebook three weeks ago, which pays independent security experts for highlighting security flaws in the platform of the social networking site, has paid out $40,000 in less than a month.

Exactly a month ago, Facebook launched a scheme that offered payments to bug hunters who reported flaws in the site’s security system.

On Monday, the social networking giant announced that in the space of just three weeks the bug bounty program has paid out over $40,000 to people who’ve helped identify problems, with one particular bug spotter pocketing over $7,000 for reporting six different issues. Another expert picked up $5,000 for a single report.

In a blog post on Monday, Facebook’s chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, wrote about the success of the bug bounty program. "It has been amazing to see how independent security talent around the world has mobilized to help. The program has also been great because it has made our site more secure–by surfacing issues large and small, introducing us to novel attack vectors, and helping us improve lots of corners in our code,

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