1Password Will Pay You $100,000 To Hack Them
AgileBits, which owns the Password manager 1Password, has announced it’s raised their bug bounty. It was previously $25,000, which is still a hefty amount, but now it’s $100,000 to hack them. The reward places it square in line with rewards we’ve seen from Apple, Google, and even Microsoft. Any would-be-hacker needs to demonstrate to 1Password that they can bypass their secure vault technology.
The company has set up a separate clone of their password vault with bad poetry instead of sensitive data. The 1Password bug bounty comes after the Cloudbleed leaks which have scared users and business across the web. If such a large company could leak data unknowingly, password managers have to keep their security up.
1Password offers $100,000 for bug bounty
While 1Password is a considerably smaller company than CloudFlare, Google, or Apple, it’s good to see they value security. Password managers have blown up in the past couple of years. Particularly since more sites have hacks and security breaches, which require password changes fairly often. It’s also nice to see such a large bounty to encourage the do-gooders to find these bugs before anyone else can.
We’ll see if the bounty can yield any bugs, or if the password manager is free a clear. Considering one misspelled word can bring down Amazon, it’s likely there is a bug or two in a password manager. If so, this’ll make one developer a rich one, overnight.
Tell us in the comments below what you think about 1Password offering $100,000 for their bug bounty. Are you going to try and crack their secure vault?