Facebook has added Oculus Rift to its "bug bounty program," announcing that it is offering money to anyone who can fix bugs in the virtual reality headset.
A minimum of $500 will be rewarded to security researchers who can report problems with the device, which the social networking giant bought in March for $2 billion, according to The Verge. There is no maximum limit for the amount that can be rewarded.
Neal Poole, security engineer at Facebook, said most of the bugs are in the messaging system for Oculus developers and parts of its website. He added that these bugs are similar to the ones found in Facebook.
The VR headset is the first hardware product that Facebook is working on, SiteProNews reported. Poole said Oculus Rift will have less bugs once it becomes available on the market.
"A lot of the issues that come up with Oculus are not necessarily in the hardware yet," he said. "Potentially in the future, if people were to go explore and find issues in the SDK or the hardware, that is definitely of interest to us."
Oculus Rift has gained a lot of attention since a prototype of the headset was demonstrated at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June 2012. A Kickstarter campaign was launched by Facebook two months later, and the social network successfully surpassed its goal of $250,000 in only four hours. The company managed to raise over $1 million within 36 hours, and was able to secure over $2.4 million by the end of the month.
Facebook's acquisition of Oculus is its second biggest this year, right behind the company's $19 billion purchase of messaging app WhatsApp in February.