Temu and HackerOne have partnered to create a new bug bounty program. It will recruit ethical hackers to test Temu’s security. Temu is just the latest company to partner with HackerOne, joining the likes of Google, Amazon, Tesla and Meta.

Kongho Chua, Corporate affairs and communications at Temu (Image Credit: LinkedIn)
Kongho Chua, Corporate affairs and communications at Temu

Kongho Chua, a Temu spokesman, said, “Temu considers privacy and security to be core functions of our platform. Earning and keeping the trust of our users is our top priority, so we hold ourselves to the highest privacy and security standards. We are committed to collaborating with the security community to identify and address vulnerabilities, increasing the transparency of security testing, and ensuring the safety of our businesses and customers.”

Rewards and tighter security

The bug bounty program will offer rewards based on the severity of the vulnerability found. Those rewards range from $30 for low-severity vulnerabilities up to $5,000 for critical vulnerabilities.

Temu has already enhanced the security of its website and apps by adding two-factor authentication (2FA). The goal is to prevent unauthorised access to user data and its apps.

Over the last year, Temu has won injunctions from US courts against a number of phishing sites. It says that this program and the additional security measures are part of its fight against criminals.

Enterprise Times: What does this mean?

Using bug bounty programs to harden security is becoming more and more commonplace. Platforms like HackerOne are signing up companies, large and small, creating significant opportunities for ethical hackers.

For Temu, this is just the latest move in its fight to protect itself and its customers from cybercriminals.


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