Google Paid Out $3 Million to Bug Researchers And Nearly $1 Million for Android in previous year 2016


Google a year ago gave out $3 million as a component of its Vulnerability Rewards Program where the organization pays out analysts to discover, settle, and avert vulnerabilities particularly in Android, Chrome, and other Google items and administrations. In a blog entry, the organization upgraded the subtle elements and said that it about gave Android and Chrome analysts almost $1 million each to find vulnerabilities.

It merits calling attention to that Google until June 2016 paid out $550,000 to 82 specialists for submitting different Android security bugs. This implies the second 50% of the year saw a comparative sum being paid out by Google to hit the “almost $1 million figure for Android.”

Google additionally asserted that it has now remunerated over $9 million in since the program was found in 2010. The organization included that about 1,000 people have been compensated under the Vulnerability Rewards Program while more than 350 scientists have been remunerated. Google likewise asserted that it gave over $130,000 to philanthropy up until this point.

The inquiry mammoth in 2015 paid about $2 million to analysts for discovering vulnerabilities. Google’s abundance program is a way it supports designers or any client to discover bugs in the organization’s items and administrations, which thusly will bring about a more secure offerings.

For those ignorant, the organization’s abundance program for Android working framework kick began in 2015 and in June 2016, Google finished first year of Android Security Rewards.

“We saw astonishing commitments from Android specialists everywhere throughout the world, not as much as a year after Android propelled its VRP. We additionally extended our general VRP to incorporate more items, including OnHub and Nest gadgets. The vulnerabilities dependably unveiled at these occasions empowered us to rapidly give fixes to the biological system and protect clients,” composed Eduardo Vela Nava, VRP Technical Lead, Google.

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