Facebook is serious about its security. With nearly one billion users, it can't afford to suffer any major break-ins or bugs. That's why the world's largest social network has awarded hackers and security experts $400,000 to snoop out bugs in its server and infrastructure. Dubbed "Bug Bounties," the awards have ranged from $500 to $10,000 depending on the seriousness of the vulnerability. According to The Verge, Facebook doesn't offer bounties for "vulnerabilities relating to denial of service, spamming techniques, third party app vulnerabilities, or third party site vulnerabilities with Facebook integration." And it turns out there's a future for the hackers beyond monetary rewards: Facebook brought on one of its most prolific bug bounty hunters as an intern.
[via The Verge]