SpaceX says researchers are welcome to hack Starlink and can be paid up to $25,000 for finding bugs in the network

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is encouraging security researchers to hack Starlink in a non-disruptive way.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX said it encourages researchers to hack Starlink in a non-disruptive way.
If researchers submit findings through SpaceX’s bug bounty program, they could be paid up to $25,000.
One researcher recently said he hacked into Starlink using a $25 homemade device.

SpaceX says responsible researchers are welcome to hack into its satellite internet network, Starlink. It added that it could pay them up to $25,000 for discovering certain bugs in the service.

The announcement came after security researcher Lennert Wouters said last week he was able to hack into Starlink using a $25 homemade device. He said he performed the test as part of SpaceX’s bug bounty program, where researchers submit findings of potential vulnerabilities in Starlink’s network.

In a six-page document entitled “Starlink welcomes security researchers (bring on the bugs),” SpaceX congratulated Wouters on his…

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