CloudSek launches free security tools that help users win bug bounties

CloudSek launches free security tools that help users win bug bounties

Cybersecurity firm CloudSek has launched BeVigil, a tool that can tell users how secure the apps installed on their phones are, helping users and developers win bug bounties by helping them identify and report bugs in their code.

BeVigil scans all the apps installed on a user’s phone and rates them as dangerous, risky or safe. BeVigil has been running as a web application for the past year, and has already scanned over a million apps and rated them. The tool also notifies software companies and app developers of vulnerabilities found through the app, helping users and developers win bug bounty contests from various software companies by giving them access to the code of apps running on the phone and reporting bugs.

“Currently, when someone reports a bug to us, we help them by referring them to the bug bounty program that the companies have and by telling them how to submit their findings. But as volumes increase, we will have a feature in our web app that will allow us to report the error on behalf of the user,” said Rahul Sasi, Co-Founder and CEO of CloudSek.

“From what we are aware of, a total amount of more than $70,000 has been received by users who have used our web app to analyze codes and find errors in them,” he added.

How the BeVigil app works

When a user downloads the app from the Play Store, BeVigil automatically scans all the apps installed on the user’s phone. It then classifies the apps as dangerous, risky or safe.

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It provides the user with information about some of the most risky apps on the phone and provides a further overview of what kind of risks are prevalent in these apps. Some of the parameters include potential risks such as permissions and tracking, and identified risks such as exposed URLs, exposed keys and vulnerabilities. The user is also notified if a malware is found on the device.

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