Mozilla Announces Firefox Mobile Add-ons Cup, Expands Security Bounty Program to Cover Web Apps
Article by George Norman
On 17 Dec 2010
The Mozilla Foundation has recently announced the launch of an interesting new competition aimed at developers who want to come up with a mobile add-on for Firefox and showcase it to the millions of mobile users out there. The competition I am talking about is appropriately named the Firefox Mobile Add-ons Cup.

If you are interested in taking part in this competition, then check out the official Firefox Mobile Add-ons Cup site here. Before you do that you may want to know that Mozilla is looking for “compatible and innovative add-ons to extend Firefox on the Android and Maemo mobile platforms." You may also want to know that Mozilla is looking for apps from the following categories: sports/games, commerce/shopping, geolocation, productivity, sharing/social, novelty/innovation.

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The contest runs until the 7th of January. At the end Mozilla will pick a winner for each of the categories mentioned above. This means six developers will win the Firefox Mobile Add-ons Cup.

Moving on, after announcing that it offers more money to researchers who find security vulnerabilities and report them via the Security Bug bounty Program, the Mozilla Foundation has now announced that it extended the program to cover web apps as well.

“Many people are not aware that we have paid a bounty in the past on web application security vulnerabilities which impact client security,” announced Director of Infrastructure Security, Chris Lyon. “We have only paid on critical or extraordinary web application vulnerabilities which have a direct impact against the client. We are now going to include critical and high severity web application vulnerabilities on selected sites. We are giving a range starting at $500 (US) for high severity and, in some cases, may pay up to $3000 (US) for extraordinary or critical vulnerabilities.”

Details on the Mozilla Security Bug Bounty Program are available here.



Tags: Mozilla, Firefox Mobile Add-ons Cup, Security Bug Bounty Program, Web Applications
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