Posted 05/15/2015 at 8:54 AM
Posted 2 years ago
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!