Facebook has doubled rewards for developers who discover flaws in the firm's advertising systems.
The bounty has risen in order to encourage white hat hackers to report security vulnerabilities to the company, following a security audit conducted by Facebook. The social network giant found and fixed a number of security bugs through the audit, but would "like to encourage additional scrutiny from Whitehats to see what we might have missed."
In a blog post, security engineer Collin Greene said the pay-out levels will last until the end of the year.
"Since the vast majority of bug reports we work on with the Whitehat community are focused on the more common parts of Facebook code, we hope to encourage researchers to become more familiar with the surface area of ads to better protect the businesses that use them," Greene writes.
Approximately $3 million has been paid out in bug bounty rewards to date.
In related news, Facebook launched a new tool this week dubbed "." The new Facebook feature allows users to check in and say they are safe should a natural disaster occur.
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