The Head Of “Kaspersky Lab” Evgeny Kaspersky. 2015
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Within six months, the researchers who discovered the products of the company “Kaspersky Lab” a critical vulnerability, will receive a cash reward. For these purposes, the company expects to spend $50 thousand.
“Kaspersky lab” has launched a program to find vulnerabilities in their own software, told “Kommersant” in the company. In the course of it users who discover critical vulnerability in the software, the company will receive a cash reward.
In the first phase, which will begin on Tuesday, August 2, the program will involve two of the flagship product of the company: Kaspersky Internet Security and Kaspersky Endpoint Security. The company expects to pay researchers who find vulnerabilities that $50 thousand.
This phase will last for six months, after which the “Kaspersky Lab” will evaluate the results and decide on further action.
The representative of “Yandex” Karina Shabanova told the publication that the company is pursuing similar actions in 2011, during which time it was sent more than 1 million messages that are fixed over hundreds of serious vulnerabilities. “Sometimes we announce a special additional competition, such as it was in 2015 in “Yandex.The browser” came the technology of active protection Protect” — she said. Remuneration explained Shabanova, depend on the service for the time of holding such programs was paid in the amount of 5.5 thousand to 250 thousand rubles.