What Is The Bug Bounty Programme?

Some hackers love to break into computer systems to see what’s ‘under the hood’. It’s a big problem, so security has to constantly be improved to prevent intrusion. Several years ago, one company called Netscape Communications had a smart idea.

They invited the hackers to try to break into the early versions of their software, and paid them if any issues or vulnerabilities were found. This became known as the bug bounty programme, and it is used by many software companies today to help improve their products.