At the Defcon
hacker conference this week in Las Vegas, Facebook is not only recruiting new security experts, but is also spreading the word about bountines it's issuing — on its own bugs. "The internet is hostile, you have to assume that people are trying to break in," Facebook Security team member Fred Wolens told The Verge
. Facebook has offered rewards to hackers before, and has even hired quite a few high-profile hackers
, but never this formally.