HP announced to Pay Hackers Up to $10,000 for finding bugs in Its Printers


Posted September 11, 2018 by ericasmith

HP printer is the most usable printing device but sometimes it is not working properly, showing some technical error. In this case, users can read this PR and resolve their issues.

 
Hp has announced the first-ever bug bounty program of its industry in which it has offered hackers $10,000 if any of them got success in finding any software flaw in its printers. Bug bounties are done to find software flaws and pay a higher amount to hackers for finding the serious vulnerabilities. In this way, they can improve their security by working on the the .

The move has been done so as to fight with an increasing number of cyber threats. HP has always been known for trusted and secure devices. Hence it needs to constantly work on advancing the security system. Call on HP Printer Customer Support Number for complete support regarding HP printers.

If any of the hackers is successfully able to discover any bug or weak point in the program, it should be reported to the Bugcrowd which will verify the bugs found and will provide a reward of $10,000 to the hacker. If in case the reported bug has already been discovered by the HP itself, it will still offer some reward. As per the reports, HP has already paid $10,000 to a hacker who has found a serious bug in one of the printers.
Through this, the company wants to increase printer security due to the vulnerabilities or flaws reported in the devices. The focus is also on the security flaws of connected devices like web cameras, smart televisions or lightbulbs.

Printers have never been secured from attacks and face a number of vulnerabilities. As per the reports, a large number of hacked devices has been reported which included printers. It took down all the popular networking sites. The vulnerabilities include manipulation of printed documents or capturing the printed content of documents.

The platform, Bugcrowd is used to run HP’s bug bounty program and it offers payments and invites to the researchers who are able to find serious flaws like remote code execution through which the hackers take complete control of the printer. if the researchers find and report the flaws, they will be paid for the discovery and then set out to fix it in its next update. It is recommended to stay updated for all the latest breaches, hacks, fixes and cybersecurity issues with HP printers.
If in case you are facing any complexities with your HP printer then make a call at the HP Customer Support Number. We have a team of technical experts which will work out the solutions for all of your HP printing issues

Visit here for more information https://hphelpnumber.com/hp-printer-support/
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Last Updated September 11, 2018
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