By Marcos Colón
December 27, 2016
Gogo has teamed up with Bugcrowd on a new bug bounty program aimed at uncovering vulnerabilities in some of the in-flight internet provider’s systems.
Researchers will have the opportunity to earn anywhere from $100 to $1500 for each vulnerability discovered, according to a Bugcrowd blog post announcing the program.
“We’re inviting researchers to test Gogo’s ground-based public website as well as Gogo’s airborne systems for security vulnerabilities,” the post reads. “These systems are used by Gogo’s customers to access the Internet, view on-demand video content, as well as watch live TV.”
Rather than conducting tests in a controlled setting – or being provided elevated credentials – researchers must the test airborne systems while flying on a Gogo equipped aircraft.
Participants are to provide Gogo’s development team with clear instructions on fixing the vulnerabilities they have discovered.