Meta, Facebook’s parent company, announced Friday that it is adding several products to its bug bounty program, which include their Ray-Ban smart glasses, dubbed “Ray-Ban Stories.”
Meta’s bug bounty program, which was created over ten years ago, allows security researchers to identify various bugs and vulnerabilities that can impact the security of its products and code.
Bugs and vulnerabilities can include local data storage issues, unauthorized camera and microphone access, or issues with potentially malicious third-party applications. Depending on the type of bug or vulnerability identified, researchers can be paid between $ 500 and $ 30,000.
Products that can be evaluated by researchers include Ray-Ban Stories, Meta Portal, and Meta Quest 2.
Meta noted that while researchers can argue that any privacy risks, physical security risks, or security issues could be the result of the identified bugs or vulnerabilities, these will also be noted in their final payment.
“If a researcher demonstrates in a bug report that their discovery could potentially result in risks to physical health, security or privacy, we will also take those impacts into consideration when determining the overall premium payment,” said Meta. “As we have done since the inception of the bug bounty program over 10 years ago, the final payment amount will be based on the maximum possible safety impact of a bug submission.”
âWe have the opportunity and the responsibility to develop the frameworks, infrastructure and tools necessary to protect people and their data in these new, interconnected digital spaces,â Facebook’s parent company noted.
âAs part of this effort, we continue to evolve our security best practices and work with the global security community to further strengthen the security of our products and keep people safe,â he added. .