Pornhub Is Paying Hackers To Penetrate Its Website

Pornhub Is Paying Hackers To Penetrate Its Website

Pornhub, one of the biggest adult entertainment websites on the internet, has launched its very own bug bounty program, offering up to US$25,000 to security researchers that find vulnerabilities on its site. If you are an IT security professional skilled at finding backdoors, you may find this job extra pleasurable. Here’s how the program works.

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There are a lot of dodgy porn sites out there that are riddled with malware that could potentially infect visitors’ PCs and Pornhub is eager to distinguish itself from them. The company has been working hard to establish itself as a more premium adult entertainment website and has spent time cultivating a social media following with hilarious and timely posts.

After being hit by malware attacks in recent months, Pornhub is stepping up its game with its public bug bounty program. According to Pornhub vice-president Corey Price:

“Like other major tech players have been doing as of late, we’re tapping some of the most talented security researchers as a proactive and precautionary measure – in addition to our dedicated developer and security teams — to ensure not only the security of our site but that of our users, which is paramount to us.
“The brand new program provides some of our developer-savvy fans a chance to earn some extra cash — upwards to $25K — and the opportunity to be included in helping to protect and enhance the site for our 60 million daily visitors.”

It’s also a signal that Pornhub takes itself seriously as a technology company. Google, Dropbox, Mozilla, Yahoo! And Twitter are just some of the technology players that already have bug bounty programs.

You can report in the bug you find on Pornhub over at the company’s HackerOne portal. How much you get paid per bug, which can range from $50 to $25,000, will be dependent on the vulnerability that has been reported.

Head over to Pornhub’s HackerOne page to find out more about how to be eligible for this program.

[Via PornHub]


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