United Airlines Offer Air Miles to Hackers
United Airlines has today launched a unique scheme designed to locate gaps in the security of their online services, apps and websites, inviting hackers to find and report vulnerabilities in exchange for air miles.
Submissions could achieve up to one million air miles as the airline searches for problems such as brute force attacks, timing attacks, cross-site scripting, forgery attempts and the most serious – proof of a vulnerability that could lead to remote code execution.
Exempt from the scheme are onboard systems investigation, with UA promising prosecution of breach of these actual systems. There are also exceptions of entry in the so-called ‘Bug Bounty Program’ more information can be found here.