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Mozilla ups the ante for bounty hackers

Mozilla, the outfit which is best known for the popular Firefox web browser, is offering hackers $3,000 to poke holes in its software.

The outfit has increased how much it pays 'security researchers' to reveal flaws in its various bits of software no doubt in line wih the increased amounts of cash those with criminal intent are willing to pay the very same people for identical information.

Mozilla first introduced the Security Bug Bounty Program back in 2004 and, at that time, paid just $500 for each security hole discovered.

"A lot has changed in the six years since the Mozilla program was announced, and we believe that one of the best ways to keep our users safe is to make it economically sustainable for security researchers to do the right thing when disclosing information," wrote the company's Lucas Adamski in a blog post.