Netflix today launched an error rewards program that is open to the public. Now, anyone can detect security errors on the platform and point them out in exchange for cash rewards.
Netflix says the highest payment so far is a $ 15,000 reward for identifying a "critical vulnerability." Evaluate each vulnerability found by its "impact" to judge how much the reward should be. The rewards program had been available privately to select users since September 2016.
Opening a program of bug rewards to the public and offering small payments is something that many technology companies, such as Samsung and Microsoft, do as a more cost-effective way to identify vulnerabilities. If several white hat hackers can locate critical errors, that may cost less for a technology company in the long term. Samsung has said it will pay up to $ 200,000 for an error and Microsoft has said $ 250,000, but so far Netflix has not given an upper limit to what it is willing to pay people. We communicate with Netflix to make comments.