EU announces FOSSA bug bounties worth nearly €1m – but is it enough?

EU launches bug bounties for open source software, but will there be enough resources to respond to waves of reports?

Julia Reda, European Pirate Party member and founder of the Free and Open Software Audit (FOSSA) programme, has announced the launch of an European Commission sponsored bug bounty fund to find vulnerabilities in some of the most popular free and open source software used by EU institutions. The fund, totalling €851,000, will be used to incentivise the hunt for vulnerabilities in such applications as 7-zip, Apache Tomcat, Drupal, FileZilla, KeePass, Notepad++ and VLC.

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