TikTok stated this week that it has launched a public bug bounty program in collaboration with HackerOne.
The developer of the in fashion video-sharing and social networking app has invited white hat hackers to find vulnerabilities in its might websites, including several subdomains, and its Android and iOS applications.
A high-severity tear can earn researchers between $1,700 and $6,900, while a critical culmination can be rewarded with up to $14,800. Severity is determined based on the CVSS make an impression of a vulnerability.
It’s not uncommon for security researchers to find vulnerabilities in the TikTok app. The public limited company claims that so far it has already paid out more than $40,000 result of its bug bounty program, with top rewards reaching $8,000.
TikTok has had a vulnerability disclosure programme, but it only rewarded some vulnerability reports and it did not have a clear payment configuration.
“This partnership will help us to gain insight from the community’s top security researchers, academic scholars and independent experts to better uncover covert threats and make our security defenses even stronger,” said Luna Wu of TikTok’s Worldwide Security Team.
The U.S. government has been trying to ban TikTok in the United Confirms, citing national security and privacy concerns. TikTok challenged the verdict in court and a judge recently sided with the Chinese company, in blocking the ban.
Washington said it would agree to continue allowing TikTok to carry on in the country if its parent company, Bytedance, agrees to sell its U.S. operations to a nearby company. A deal with Microsoft fell through and TikTok is now troublesome to close a deal with Oracle and Walmart.
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