Meaning of bug bounty in English:

bug bounty


informal Computing
  • A reward offered to a person who identifies an error or vulnerability in a computer program or system.

    • ‘the company boosts security by offering a bug bounty’
    • ‘a bug bounty program’
    • ‘Two former senior executives paid the two hackers $100,000 through its bug bounty to destroy the data that they obtained.’
    • ‘The company has run a popular bug bounty programme since 2011.’
    • ‘The security hole was reported privately via its bug bounty, and was fixed within 12 hours.’
    • ‘Over the past few years, bug bounty programs have grown more commonplace.’
    • ‘A bug bounty is not a replacement for a comprehensive organizational cybersecurity program.’
    • ‘She is a noted authority on vulnerability disclosure and bug bounties.’
    • ‘The U.S. Department of Defense announced an expansion of its bug bounty efforts.’
    • ‘I am here to tell you that bug bounties are not the solution for the future.’
    • ‘She has been on the bug bounty platform since June this year , and is one of the early adopters of its service.’
    • ‘A bug bounty will attract thousands and thousands of eyes and you have to be prepared for that.’