(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – BugCrowd, an Australian start-up company, has launched a bug bounty campaign to explore OpenSSL for any other security issues, following the Heartbleed bug that was made public last week.
The company is attempting to raise $250,000 by April 29th for its bounty program, which will be distributed as rewards for users who can discover more bugs in the OpenSSL software, reports The Register.
“Through a Crowdtilt crowdfunding campaign, we will raise money that will encourage crowdsourced security testing, so we can root out any other vulnerabilities in OpenSSL. Not every Internet user can contribute code or security testing skills to OpenSSL, but with a very minor donation to the fund, everyone can play a part in making the Internet safer,” states BugCrowd’s website.
“We believe everyone should have the opportunity to participate, so there’s no minimum contribution, and no maximum either. Those who contribute will be credited according to the level of their contribution, and acknowledged as being a part of this historic effort. 100% of what is raised will be offered to the security research community.”
So far, the campaign has only raised $5,600. More information on how to donate can be found here.