Starting from January 2019, European Commission launched bug bounties program for 15 free Open Source softwares, that EU institutions rely on.

The bug bounties on open source softwares are aimed to increase in security of Free and Open Source Software.

Eu said that “We also planned a series of Hackathons that will allow software developers from within the EU institutions, and developers from Free Software projects, to work more closely together and to collaborate directly on their software.”

Bug Bounty program employs crowdsource security researchers will diverse skill set covering a wide of vulnerability scenarios and advanced threats. The BugBounty program has proved to more effective than going for traditional penetration services conducted through third-party agencies.


15 Free and Open Source Softwares

Starting form January 2019, researchers can submit bugs on Filezilla, Apache Kafka, Notepad++, PuTTY, VLC Media Player and midPoint through the leading Bug Bounty Platform HackerOne.

15 free Open Source softwares

Other 9 software projects through the Ethical Hacking platform from, the 9 projects include FLUX TL, KeePass, 7-zip, Digital Signature Services (DSS), Drupal, GNU C Library (glibc), PHP Symfony, Apache Tomcat and WSO2.

Related Read Advantages of Bug Bounty Program Over Traditional Penetration Testing

Higest bounty rewards offered to PuTTY (90.000,00 €) followed by Open source CMS Drupal (89.000,00 €).

The issue made lots of people realise how important Free and Open Source Software is for the integrity and reliability of the Internet and other infrastructure, reads the blog post published by European Parliament member.

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