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HackerOne to Help Keep Facebook’s Libra Bug-Free

HackerOne to Help Keep Facebook’s Libra Bug-Free

By this point, you already know about Libra, Facebook’s cryptocurrency, and the corresponding Calibra Wallet (if you don’t, check out TechCrunch’s deep dive).

There has been plenty of controversy about the new currency, from privacy concerns to complaints about the “decentralized” model giving too many big players too much power. But one of the public’s concerns, security, is in good hands.

That’s because bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure platform HackerOne is working with Facebook to find security vulnerabilities in the code of Move, the cryptocurrency’s open-source programming language. The bug bounty is being conducted in addition to the Libra Association’s testnet available on GitHub.

“The Libra Association is a global effort and so is the Libra Bug Bounty Program. We will be globally inclusive as we promote researcher contributions from all over the world and host bug bounty events in diverse locations,” said the Libra association.

HackerOne offers a platform that recruits security researchers and white hat hackers to identify security weaknesses for its clients, including Twitter, Airbnb, Uber, Yelp, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Since it was founded in 2012, 1,300+ organizations have partnered with HackerOne to find over 120,000 vulnerabilities and award over $51 million in bug bounties.

The California-based company has offices in London, New York, Singapore, and the Netherlands. In 2017, HackerOne earned the Favorite FinDEVr Debut award for its presentation at FinDEVr New York and won the Crowd Favorite award at its FinDEVr London presentation. Mårten Mickos is CEO.