Alex Miller from San Jose rose to the challenge set by Mozilla to find bugs in its Firefox software to eran $3,000. The 12 year old computer enthusiast went straight to work and uncovered a small glitch in the software.
Unfortunately the error wasn’t quiet big enough to gain the $3,000 reward. However not deterred Alex continued looking for 10 days with 90 minutes a day being spent looking before he found another and reported it to Mozilla.
Security program manager at Firefox, Brandon Sterne, said: “Mozilla depends on contributors like these for our very, sort of, survival. Mozilla is a community mostly of volunteers. We really encourage people to get involved in the community. You don’t have to be a brilliant 12-year-old to do that”.