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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mozilla pays 12-year-old boy for finding bug in browser

Alex Miller displays the $3,000 check he received from Mozilla for finding a security flaw.
Alex is a bug hunter, but the bugs he's uncovering are unlikely to end up in any entomological reference book. Instead the bug Alex found was a valid critical security flaw buried in the Firefox web browser. For his discovery, he was rewarded a bug bounty of $3,000 by Mozilla, the parent company of Firefox, reports the San Jose Mercury News.  Read more