12-year old awarded $3,000 for Firefox vulnerability
The Mozilla Foundation regularly rewards security specialists for supplying information on critical vulnerabilities in its Firefox browser. Now a 12-year old has been awarded $3,000 for discovering a security vulnerability in the open source web browser.
Miller has told US media that he was spurred on by an increase in the amount paid out for bugs, from $500 to $3,000. Having already discovered and reported one bug that did not meet the requirements for a reward he says he spent 90 minutes a day for 10 days searching for a bug worthy of financial recompense.
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