Top 30 Bug Bounty Programs in 2021
Below is a curated list of Bounty Programs by reputable companies
Intel's bounty program mainly targets the company's hardware, firmware, and software.
Limitations: It does not include recent acquisitions, the company's web infrastructure, third-party products, or anything relating to McAfee.
Minimum Payout: Intel offers a minimum amount of $500 for finding bugs in their system.
Maximum Payout: The Company pays $30,000 maximum for detecting critical bugs.
Yahoo has its dedicated team that accepts vulnerability reports from security researchers and ethical hackers.
Limitations: The Company does not offer any reward for finding bugs in yahoo.net, Yahoo 7 Yahoo Japan, Onwander and Yahoo operated Word press blogs.
Minimum Payout: There is no set limit on Yahoo for minimum payout.
Maximum Payout: Yahoo can pay $15000 for detecting important bugs in their system.
Snapchat security team reviews all vulnerability reports and acts upon them by responsible disclosure. The company, we will acknowledge your submission within 30 days.
Minimum Payout: Snapchat will pay minimum $2000.
Maximum Payout: Maximum they will pay is $15,000.
Cisco encourages individuals or organization that are experiencing a product security issue to report them to the company.
Minimum Payout: Cisco's minimum payout amount is $100.
Maximum Payout: Company will give maximum $2,500 to finding serious vulnerabilities.
Dropbox bounty program allows security researchers to report bugs and vulnerabilities on the third party service HackerOne.
Minimum Payout: The minimum amount paid is $12,167.
Maximum Payout: The maximum amount offered is $32,768.
When Apple first launched its bug bounty program it allowed just 24 security researchers. The framework then expanded to include more bug bounty hunters.
The company will pay $100,000 to those who can extract data protected by Apple's Secure Enclave technology.
Minimum Payout: There is no limited amount fixed by Apple Inc.
Maximum payout: The highest bounty given by Apple is $200,000 for security issues affecting its firmware.
Bounty Link: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201220
Under Facebook's bug bounty program users can report a security issue on Facebook, Instagram, Atlas, WhatsApp, etc.
Limitations: There are a few security issues that the social networking platform considers out-of-bounds.
Minimum Payout: Facebook will pay a minimum of $500 for a disclosed vulnerability.
Maximum Payout: There is no upper limit fixed by Facebook for the Payout.
Bounty Link: https://www.facebook.com/whitehat/
Every content in the .google.com, .blogger, youtube.com are open for Google's vulnerability rewards program.
Limitations: This bounty program only covers design and implementation issues.
Minimum Payout: Google will pay minimum $300 for finding security threads.
Maximum Payout: Google will pay the highest bounty of $31.337 for normal Google applications.
Quora offers Bug Bounty program to all users and researchers to find and report security vulnerabilities.
Minimum Payout: Quora will pay minimum $100 for finding vulnerabilities on their site.
Maximum Payout: Maximum payout offered by this site is $7000.
Bounty Link: https://engineering.quora.com/Security-Bug-Bounty-Program
Mozilla rewards for vulnerability discoveries by ethical hackers and security researchers.
Limitations: The bounty is offered only for bugs in Mozilla services, such as Firefox, Thunderbird and other related applications and services.
Minimum Payout: Minium amount given by Firefox is $500.
Maximum Payout: The Company is paying a maximum of $5000.
Bounty Link: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/bug-bounty/
Microsoft's current bug bounty program was officially launched on 23rd September 2014 and deals only with Online Services.
Limitations: The bounty reward is only given for the critical and important vulnerabilities.
Minimum Payout: Microsoft ready to pay $15,000 for finding critical bugs.
Maximum Payout: Maximum amount can be $250,000.
OpenSSL bounty allows you to report vulnerabilities using secure email (PGP Key). You can also report vulnerabilities to the OpenSSL Management Committee.
Minimum Payout: The Company pays minimum bounty rewards of $500.
Maximum Payout: The highest amount given by the company is $5000.
Bounty Link: https://www.openssl.org/news/vulnerabilities.html
Vimeo welcomes any security vulnerability reporting in their products as the company pays good rewards to that person.
Minimum payout: The Company will pay minimum $500
Maximum Payout: The maximum amount paid by this company is $5000.
Bounty Link: https://vimeo.com/about/security
Apache encourages ethical hackers to report security vulnerabilities to one of their private security mailing lists.
Minimum payout: The minimum pay out amount given by Apache is $500.
Maximum Payout: This Company can maximum give a reward of $3000.
Bounty Link: https://www.apache.org/security/
Twitter allows security researchers and experts about possible security vulnerabilities in their services. The company encourages people to find bugs.
Minimum Payout: Twitter is paying minimum $140 amount.
Maximum Payout: Maximum amount pay by the company is $15000.
Bounty Link: https://support.twitter.com/articles/477159
Avast bounty program rewards ethical hackers and security researchers to report Remote code execution, Local privilege escalation, DOS, scanner bypass amongst other issues.
Minimum Payout: Avast can pay you the minimum amount of $400.
Maximum Payout: The maximum amount offered by the company is $10,000.
Bounty Link: https://www.avast.com/bug-bounty
Payment gateway service Paypal also offers bug bounty programs for security researchers.
Vulnerabilities dependent upon social engineering techniques, Host Header
Denial of service (DOS), User defined payload, Content spoofing without embedded links/HTM and Vulnerabilities which require a jailbroken mobile device, etc.
Minimum Payout: Paypal can pay minimum $50 for finding security vulnerabilities in their system.
Maximum Payout: Maximum payout amount given by Paypal is $10000.
Bounty Link: https://hackerone.com/paypal
GitHub's runs bug bounty program since 2013. Every successful participant earned points for their vulnerability submissions depending on the severity.
Limitation: The security researcher will receive that bounty only if they respect users' data and don't exploit any issue to produce an attack that could harm the integrity of GitHub's services or information.
Minimum Payout: Github pays a minimum amount of $200 for finding bugs.
Maximum Payout: Github can pay $10000 for finding critical bugs.
Bounty Link: https://bounty.github.com/
The vulnerability rewards program of Uber primarily focused on protecting the data of users and its employees.
Minimum Payout: There is no predetermined minimum amount.
Maximum Payout: Uber will pay you $10,000 for finding critical bug issues.
Bounty Link: https://eng.uber.com/bug-bounty-map/
Magneto bounty program allows you to report security vulnerabilities in Magneto software or websites.
Following security research is not eligible for the bounty
- Potential or actual denial of service of Magento applications and systems.
- Use of an exploit to view data without authorization.
- Automated/scripted testing of web forms
Minimum Payout: Minimum payout amount for this is bounty program is $100.
Maximum Payout: Magento is paying maximum $10,000 for finding critical bugs.
Bounty Link: https://magento.com/security
Perl is also running bug bounty programs. If someone found a security vulnerability in Perl, they can contact the company.
Minimum Payout: The Company pays a minimum amount of $500.
Maximum Payout: The highest amount given by Perl is $1500.
PHP allows ethical hackers to find a bug in their site.
Limitations: You need to check the list of already finding bugs. If you not follow this instruction your bug is not considered.
Maximum Payout: Minimum Payout amount is $500.
Minimum Payout: Maximum $1500 is given by PHP for searching important bugs.
Bounty Link: https://bugs.php.net/report.php?bug_type=Security
Starbucks runs bug Bounty program to protect their customers. They encourage to find malicious activity in their networks, web and mobile applications policies.
Minimum Payout: The minimum amount paid by Starbucks $100.
Maximum Payout: The maximum amount goes up to $4000.
Bounty Link: https://www.starbucks.com/whitehat
AT&T also has its bug hunting channel. Developers and security experts can research the various platforms like websites, APIs, and mobile applications.
Minimum Payout: Minimum Amount Paid by them is $500.
Maximum Payout: There is no such upper limit for payout.
Bounty Link: https://bugbounty.att.com/
The LinkedIn welcomes Individual researchers who contribute their expertise and time to find bugs.
The company will reward you, but neither minimum nor maximum amount is a fix for this purpose.
Paytm invites independent security groups or individual researchers to study it across all platforms
- Reports that state that software is out of date/vulnerable without a 'Proof of Concept.'
- XSS issues that affect only outdated browsers.
- Stack traces that disclose information.
- Any fraud issues
Minimum Payout: The Company will pay minimum $15 for finding bugs.
Maximum Payout: This company does not fix the upper limit.
Bounty Link: https://paytm.com/offer/bug-bounty/
Shopify's Whitehat program rewards security researchers for finding severe security vulnerabilities
Minimum Payout: The minimum amount paid by the Shopify is $500.
Maximum Payout: There is no fix upper limit for paying the bounty.
Bounty Link: https://www.shopify.in/whitehat
28) Word Press
WordPress also welcomes security researchers to report about the bugs that they have found.
Minimum Payout: WordPress Pays $150 minimum for reporting bugs on their site.
Maximum Payout: The Company does not fix a maximum limit to pay as bounty.
Zomato helps security researcher to identified security-related issues with company's website or apps.
Minimum Payout: Zomato will pay minimum $1000 for finding important bugs.
Maximum Payout: There is no maximum fix amount.
Bounty Link: https://www.zomato.com/security
30) Tor Project
Tor Project's bug bounty program covers two of its core services: its network daemon and browser.
Limitation: OpenSSL applications are excluded from this scope.
Minimum Payout: The minimum amount paid by them is $100.
Maximum Payout: The Company will pay you maximum $4000.
HackerOne is one of the biggest vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform. It helps companies to protect their consumer data by working with the global research community for finding most relevant security issues. Many known companies like Yahoo, Shopify, PHP, Google, Snapchat, and Wink are taking the service of this website to give a reward to security researchers and ethical hackers.
Bounty Link: https://hackerone.com/bug-bounty-programs
A powerful platform connecting the global security researcher community to the security market. This site aims to provide right mix and type of researcher suited according to the specific website to their worldwide clients. The hackers just need to select their reports on this site, and if they can detect right bugs, the specific company will pay the amount to that person.
Bounty Link: https://www.bugcrowd.com/bug-bounty-list/