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4/27/2018
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'Don't Extort Us': Uber Clarifies its Bug Bounty Policy

Updated parameters should help avoid future extortion incidents.

Uber this week outlined more specific guidlelines for its bug bounty program in the wake of its 2016 data breach that demonstrated gaping holes in its vulnerability disclosure policy.

The ride-sharing company last fall revealed that it had paid two hackers $100,000 to destroy driver and rider data they had stolen from a cloud storage location, and that it had failed to disclose the breach for a year. Since then, the company has been working on retooling its bug bounty program to encourage proper disclosure.

The new policy states, in part: "Don't extort us. You should never illegally or in bad faith leverage the existence of a vulnerability or access to sensitive or confidential information, such as making extortionate demands or ransom requests or trying to shake us down. In other words, if you find a vulnerability, report it to us with no conditions attached."

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4/28/2018 | 7:47:57 PM
Don't extort us
Is there compensation for their bug bounty program? Most offer incentive to help ensure that their exposures are not publicly disclosed. The "Don't Extort Us" statement makes it seems like if you find a vulnerability you are to report it no questions asked without those incentives. This may work with ethical actors but for malicious actors I think this message will fall way short of the intention as there would be no reason for them to follow those parameters.
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