Yahoo Only Awards Security Firms $12.50 For Helping Discover Bugs
Yahoo has paid out a $12.50 bounty fee to security researchers that found bugs that were designed to compromise any @yahoo.com email accounts. Yahoo awarded the minuscule sum to Swiss security firm High-Tech Bridge in the form of a voucher that could be spent in the Yahoo company store. High-Tech Bridge released a statement explaining that it set out to test the efficacy of bug bounties by seeing if it could find a flaw on within Yahoo's system. It took them 45 minutes to do so. Yahoo rejected the request explaining via email that the bug was already known and therefore wasn't worth the payout. However, the company eventually found another bug. The security firm claimed that the tiny bounty is like "a bad joke" and won't likely get a lot of response.