Passcode Bounty programs could swat more bugs with better tools

Bug bounty programs to spot software flaws have been effective, but there are still bugs remaining. A new study suggests the best improvement to bounty programs could be focusing some attention somewhere else: Bug finding tools.

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There's no question that bug bounties – rewards offered for information about software flaws – have been useful in finding and fixing vulnerabilities affecting countless tech companies.