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Mozilla Bug Bounty Payouts Going Up

Mozilla announced that it has increased rewards for vulnerabilities submitted to its bug bounty program, and that for the first time it will pay for some bugs whose severity is rated moderate.

Mozilla recently announced some changes to the way it will interact with members of the security community who contribute code, bug reports and fixes for the Firefox Web browser and other open source tools under Mozilla’s watch. Michael Coates, director of security assurance at Mozilla, recently answered some questions about the changes and how they will impact how the organization deals with security researchers.

Mozilla acknowledged that it had falsely accused a developer of infecting a Firefox add-on with attack code.

The admission came a week after Mozilla announced that a pair of add-ons, Sothink Web Video Downloader 4.0 and Master Filer, had slipped through its security check-in. Read the full article. [Computerworld]

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