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com­pa­nies or par­tic­i­pate in bug bounty pro­grammes. Pen­e­tra­tion test­ing is when a com­pany hires peo­ple to at­tack their prod­ucts, un­cov­er­ing prob­lems that the de­vel­oper can then fix.

Bug boun­ties are sort of a dis­persed version of that where a com­pany sets up a for­mal sys­tem to re­ward in­de­pen­dent re­searchers who find flaws in their soft­ware and work with com­pa­nies to fix them.

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