Tech

How to Get an Oculus Rift Bug Bounty From Facebook

Facebook, oculus, oculus vr, oculus rif, facebook bug bounty, bug bounty, bug bounty program, free money

(Getty)

Facebook wants to pay you money for reporting bugs with Oculus Rift. The minimum bounty is $500, but higher bounties are possible. Here’s how to claim your cash.


1. Review the Eligibility Standards

Facebook, oculus, oculus vr, oculus rif, facebook bug bounty, bug bounty, bug bounty program, free money

(Getty)

Before you try to score a bounty, you should review Facebook’s terms and ensure that you are eligible. It’s worth reading in full, but here are some of the guidelines:

“To qualify for a bounty, you must:

-Adhere to our Responsible Disclosure Policy

-Be the first person to responsibly disclose the bug

-Report a bug that could compromise the integrity of user data, circumvent the privacy protections of user data, or enable access to a system within our infrastructure, such as:
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF/XSRF)
Broken Authentication (including Facebook OAuth bugs)
Circumvention of our Platform/Privacy permission models
Remote Code Execution
Privilege Escalation
Provisioning Errors

-Make every effort to use a test account instead of a real account when investigating bugs. When you are unable to reproduce a bug with a test account, it is acceptable to use a real account, except for automated testing.

-Not interact with other accounts without the consent of their owners.

-Not reside in a country under any current U.S. Sanctions (e.g., North Korea, Libya, Cuba, etc.)”


WATCH: Funny Facebook for Oculus Rift Commercial

In the wake of Facebook's purchase of Oculus VR, one funny guy has created a fake commercial for Facebook's Oculus Rift interface.

Click here to read more

2. Familiarize Yourself With Facebook’s Bug Bounty Program

samsung, vr, virtual reality, vr headset, samsung vr headset, oculus, oculus rift, oculus vr, gear vr, ifa, berlin ifa

(Getty)

If you are new to bug bounty hunting, you should review some of the resources that Facebook has shared on their Bug Bounty page. This is a great resource for learning how to bug hunt, and for asking questions of your fellow bug hunters. Even experienced bug hunters will enjoy reading the success stories of other bug bounty recipients.


Top 5 Best Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Videos

Here are five of the coolest, funniest, and most interesting Oculus Rift videos we've seen, including adaptations of Pokemon, Zelda, and Seinfeld.

Click here to read more

3. Search For Oculus Bugs in Likely Locations

sFacebook, oculus, oculus vr, oculus rif, facebook bug bounty, bug bounty, bug bounty program, free money

(Getty)

According to the Verge, you are likely to have the best results if your narrow the focus of your bug search to certain areas:

“Right now, most of the bugs are in the messaging system for Oculus developers and parts of the website, which makes them not much different from bugs found in the social network, says Facebook security engineer Neal Poole…

‘A lot of the issues that come up with Oculus are not necessarily in the hardware yet,’ Poole says. ‘Potentially in the future, if people were to go explore and find issues in the SDK or the hardware, that is definitely of interest to us.'”


WATCH: Samsung Galaxy S5 Hidden Features & Secret Tips

We've rounded up some of the best tutorial videos to help you unlock the full potential of your Samsung Galaxy S5.

Click here to read more

4. Submit Your Report

Facebook security flaw, Facebook app permissions flaw, Facebook app hackers, Facebook privacy threat, Facebook, oculus, oculus vr, oculus rif, facebook bug bounty, bug bounty, bug bounty program, free money

(Getty)

Submit your bug report to http://www.facebook.com/whitehat/report/. Facebook will be in touch if your bug discovery is worthy of a bounty. Sophos reports that Facebook paid out $1.5 million in bug bounties last year, so there is a good chance that bug reports that adhere to Facebook’s stringent standards will result in a payday.


Facebook Color Change App: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

This color-changing profile app is a scam that will actually infect your computer with malware.

Click here to read more

Respond To This

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Tech you need to know

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 668 other followers