Capitalizing on a growing trend in cyber-security in rewarding those who find flaws that hackers can take advantage of, the airline company is following the lead of Facebook & Microsoft in looking to recruit established researchers to track down any and all flaws within their website and booking system.
The airline announced the move online stating, “If you think you have discovered a potential bug that affects our websites, apps and/or online portals, please let us know. If the submission meets our requirements, we’ll gladly reward you for your time and effort.”
The difference between United and the other companies is that they will offer air miles to those researchers based on their findings. There are a couple of prerequisites in place, however.
Those interested first have to be members of the airline’s frequent flyer program, Mileage Plus. There’s also a tiered system of mileage rewards in place, with high-level security flaws earning those that find them some serious miles that can total one million.
But aggressive tactics in trying to find the flaws, such as conducting tests with other individuals’ Mileage Plus accounts for example, will not only disqualify you but place you under criminal investigation.
To those who are still interested, happy hunting!
Sling TV is adding HBO to their lineup.
Subscribers of Sling TV will be able to add HBO to their selection of channels for $15 per month — that price is in addition to the regular Sling TV subscription price of $20 per month.
HBO will arrive in time for users to watch the season 5 launch of Game of Thrones, which starts on April 12th.
As reported here, Tom Woodbury, president of global distribution for HBO, said in a statement “It is has always been our desire to make the HBO subscription widely accessible…Sling TV is a part of that ongoing evolution and we believe HBO is a great addition to the platform.”
Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch said “Sling TV is bringing HBO to our customers on all of our supported devices in time for one of the most important TV moments of the year…HBO delivers hit shows and movies that TV viewers crave, and with this addition we’re adding another heavy hitter to a lineup that includes ESPN, AMC, TNT and more.”
If you crack your HTC screen, or the phone suffers water damage, or you switch carriers and a need a new phone, HTC will give you a new phone for free.
The already have the HTC Advantage program in place since last year, however, that program only allowed for a one-time screen replacement.
The new HTC UH OH Protection program offers much more.
Jason Mackenzie, HTC Americas president said “With the HTC One M9, we didn’t stop with creating an award-winning smartphone and amazing user experiences. We created an innovative new program that ensures the best phone on the market stays that way. We want our customers to have the confidence to use their new HTC One and the peace of mind that HTC has your back if something unfortunate happens to it.”
Existing Xbox One users can try out the service for one month for free.
If you’re not yet an Xbox One user, you’re eligible for three free months of Sling TV when you buy an Xbox One.
The Sling TV price after the free offer is $20 per month for the basic channel pack, with additional channels available for $5 per month.
Google Play Music has upped the storage limit for users to upload songs to 50,000 songs.
Google announced the new limit in a blog post, writing “Today we are expanding the music storage limit on Google Play. Now you can store 50,000 songs for free and stream or download them them to your phone, tablet, computer or Chromecast.”
You don’t need to pay for a subscription to take advantage of the music storage.
After signing on here, you’ll see instructions to being the upload process.
You can upload folders, or, you can upload your iTunes library. Your music will be available to stream from most devices.
OneDrive is offering an attractive deal for Dropbox users: 100GB of free storage for one year.
If you’re interested in taking advantage of this offer, you’ll need to first go here to log into OneDrive and verify your account.
Microsoft’s OneDrive provides file hosting. The service was previously known as SkyDrive.
Priced at $840, the pre-orders are being taken in Great Britain, Germany, and Japan. Pre-ordering should be available in the United States soon.
Utilizing the Android operating system, the SmartEyeglass is black-framed, and includes a software development kit in order for app designers to create apps for the new smart glasses.
The glasses contain a compass, gyroscope, 3-megapixel camera, an accelerometer, and a microphone.
Also included are a speaker, touch sensor, a controller, and a battery.
Now, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers, are available for everyone to use.
Users will be given 1GB of free storage on iCloud.
Visit the iCloud beta site to get started.
If you prepay for 3 months of service, you’ll get a free Amazon Fire TV stick that normally sells for $39, or, you can get $50 off the Fire TV box, which is normally $99.
With the Roku deal, you can get a free Roku stick, which normally goes for $50, or, get 50% off the Roku 3 box. The Roku 3 box usually sells for $100.
Users must perform a security checkup by February 17th in order to qualify for the offer.
When performing the security checkup, users are asked to ensure that their account recovery information is up-to-date, check their recent sign-in activity, and review which apps have access to their account.