EU Offering Bounties up to $100,000

In an attempt to bolster the security of many open source tools used by governments within the EU, an initiative called the Free and Open Source Software Audit project (FOSSA) has put up rewards from €25,000 to €90,000. The bounty can be claimed by anyone who is able to find a significant vulnerability in the software.

The software selected was all open source software (meaning anyone can contribute to the development of the software) including some programs that are widely used by individuals and governments alike.

The list included: 7-zip, Apache Kafka, Apache Tomcat, Digital Signature Services (DSS), Drupal, Filezilla, FLUX TL, the GNU C Library (glibc), KeePass, Notepad++, PuTTY, PHP Symfony, VLC Media Player and WSO2.

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