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Getting Rewarded

Cash and kudos are the ultimate rewards for a job well done. So, how do you earn them?

Earning Cash Rewards

If a bounty offers a cash reward, it means that they are willing to pay you for a valid bug. A valid bug is a security vulnerability that is in-scope for the bounty program and can be reproduced by the program owner.

You must be the first person to report the bug, which means that it cannot be a duplicate of a bug someone else has already reported.

You'll know your submission is valid when its status changes from "Triaged" to "Unresolved." When this happens, a company will reward your submission. You'll get an e-mail notification that your submission has been accepted and you've been rewarded for your efforts.

The company decides how much they pay you based on the current market rate for priority assigned to the vulnerability. This rate varies, but generally, vulnerabilities with a higher priority rating are rewarded more.

Earning Kudos Points for Valid Bugs

You are rewarded kudos points for each valid bug that you report. You must be the first person to report the bug to earn the full kudos points.

Each bug is rated on a priority scale of P1 - P5, with points rewarded accordingly.

Priority
Level
Points Earned

P1

Critical

40 points

P2

High

20 points

P3

Moderate

10 points

P4

Low

5 points

P5

Won’t Fix

0 points

Earning Kudos Points for Duplicate Bugs

Points are also rewarded to duplicate bugs based on issue severity. Points are rewarded when the original bug is accepted by the program owner.

Priority
Level
Points Earned

P1

Critical

10 points

P2

High

5 points

P3

Moderate

2 points

P4

Low

1 points

P5

Won’t Fix

0 points

More Info

For more detailed information on the prioritization of a vulnerability, Click Here.

Getting Rewarded