Google Paying Bounties for Android Bugs

Wednesday Jun 17th 2015 by Developer.com Staff
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Last year the company paid more than $1.5 million to those who found vulnerabilities in its other products.

Google is adding Android to its bug bounty program which pays security researchers for information about vulnerabilities in its products. “We’re launching Android Security Rewards to help reward the contributions of security researchers who invest their time and effort in helping us make Android more secure,” the company announced. “Through this program we provide monetary rewards and public recognition for vulnerabilities disclosed to the Android Security Team.”

A moderate vulnerability will pay out around $500, while a critical vulnerability could be worth $2,000 or even up to $8,000. Last year, Google paid out $1.5 million in bounties to researchers who found flaws in Chrome and other Google products.

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