This week, the popular Chinese video-sharing social networking service TikTok has launched a public bug bounty program through the HackerOne platform.
Bug Bounty Program:
A bug bounty program is a deal offered by many websites, organizations, and software developers by which individuals can receive recognition and compensation for reporting bugs, especially those pertaining to security exploits and vulnerabilities.
TikTok is a viral Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by Caymanian company ByteDance. It is used to create short music, lip-sync, dance, comedy, and talent videos.
Earlier this month, Tik Tok announced the expansion of its existing vulnerability disclosure policy to a global public bug bounty program through a partnership with HackerOne.
Also mentioned that, “This partnership will help us to gain insight from the world’s top security researchers, academic scholars and independent experts to better uncover potential threats and make TikTok’s security defenses even stronger.”
The company is offering between $1,700 and $6,900 for high-severity flaws, the payout for a critical issue can go up to $14,800.
Indian Tik Tok users have been living in that reality for more than a month. On June 29, the country’s government officially banned the app. Where American TikTok users are facing the real possibility that their favorite app could disappear from their phones in mid-September if the Chinese-owned social network doesn’t sell its U.S. operations to Microsoft or another domestic firm.
On the Tik Tok bug bounty program, the policy and other guidelines where described in https[:]//hackerone.com/tiktok?type=team