Non-profit organization Electronic Frontier Foundation (The Electronic Frontier Foundation, EFF) has officially announced the launch of its own bug bounty program. In recent years, a number of the Fund’s own (also a non-profit) project, which does not help prevent inquisitive minds.
Since 1990, EFF defends laid down in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence the rights of citizens, associated with the emergence of new communication technologies. More recently, human rights activists and began to make themselves contribute to the progress of development. In particular, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has created and maintains a popular browser extension HTTPS Everywhere , and the project for Let’s the Encrypt .
Extension HTTPS Everywhere created in collaboration with developers The Tor Project, it allows you to always choose the HTTPS-connection is the default, if any is available.
About the project is young Let’s Encrypt we talked earlier. As part of the Let’s Encrypt new CA was created distributing digital certificates to encrypt traffic over HTTPS to all and free of charge. The project has entered the stage of public beta December 3, 2015.
In total, the program rewards for vulnerabilities found by taking the following projects attended the EFF:
- HTTPS Everywhere (for Chrome and Firefox)
- Privacy Badger for Chrome
- Privacy Badger for Firefox
- Phantom of the Capitol
- Action Center
- Let’s Encrypt Agent
The organization also encourages researchers to check and other public services of the Fund, including eff.org websites, savecrypto.org and democracy.io.
EFF explains what to look for specific types of vulnerabilities: CSRF / XSRF, XSS, authentication bypass, remote code execution, SQL-injection, privilege escalation.
As the Electronic Frontier Foundation nonprofit organization, huge cash prizes in this case is not planned. In fact, the monetary rewards will not be at all. Instead, researchers will be awarded T-shirts, caps, stickers and other small things with the symbols of the Fund, will add to the EFF’s Hall of Fame, will be invited on a tour of the office, are awarded honorable membership in the Fund, or donate tickets to a theme event, for example, Pioneer’s Awards .
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