[ISN] Encrypted messaging startup Wickr offers $100K bug bounty

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/011514-encrypted-messaging-startup-wickr-offers-277752.html By Jeremy Kirk IDG News Service January 15, 2014 Two-year-old startup Wickr is offering a reward of up to US$100,000 to anyone who can find a serious vulnerability in its mobile encrypted messaging application, which is designed to thwart spying by hackers and governments. The reward puts the small company in the same league as Google, Facebook and Microsoft, all of which offer substantial payouts to security researchers for finding dangerous bugs that could compromise their users’ data. Wickr has already closely vetted its application so the challenge could be tough. Veracode, an application security testing company, and Stroz Friedberg, a computer forensics firm, have reviewed the software, in addition to independent security researchers. In a statement, Wickr said “we expect finding critical vulnerabilities in Wickr to be difficult and are honored to work with those that do.” […]




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