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United Airlines offers rewards for spotting bugs in the system
United Airlines offers rewards for spotting bugs in the system

United Airlines may be having a change of heart about hackers. A cybersecurity expert who joked during a United Airlines flight about hacking into the plane’s avionics computers was banned from flying on the carrier, even though the expert said he was pointing out a vulnerability in the airline’s Wi-Fi system. Now United Airlines is offering rewards to anyone who can uncover a bug in the airline’s website, app or other software. The so-called “bug bounty program” offers 50,000 to 1 million airline loyalty reward miles, depending on the severity of the bug. The program has several caveats, including the most obvious: You can’t get a reward if you...

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