HP has announced a new bug bounty program to improve the security of its printer. The company claims that it is ready to open $ 10,000 (approximately 6,85,300) to any researcher who searches for a serious software defect in its printer line-up.
HP claims that this program is private for now, and it is only based on invitation models, but it is planning to make it public in the future. For now, inviteed researchers are given access to 15 sets of different HP printers to sweet and poke, and if any, find weaknesses.
HP started this bug bounty program in May this year, and has already given $10,000 prize to one researcher who pointed out a critical vulnerability. The program has 34 researchers on board at present.
The new bug bounty program of HP will be run through BugCrowd, and based on invitation-based basis only to better manage the incoming vulnerability.
The company has given access to these selected researchers up to 15 HP printers located in their offices. These researchers can dig into the software of these printers and find vulnerabilities from your computer sitting at home.
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