Google has raised the rewards for security researchers that inform the company about any bug and threat pertaining to the Chrome browser. Google has increased the reward amount by up to 5 times and has announced to now pay a maximum of $5000 instead of $1000 to the researchers on reporting bugs. The rewards will vary as per the nature and level of threat and possible exploitability by the bug detected by bug bounties. Also Read - Happy International Friendship Day 2021: Best tech gifts under Rs 2,000
In addition to that the company has also announced to continue to pay previously announced bonuses as well. This will be given to those who will provide a patch or find an issue in a critical piece of open source software.
With this, Google also claims to have awarded over $2 million, including over $1 million for Chrome-based bugs alone, to the security community in more than 2,000 security bug reports under its security reward initiative in three years time. The company’s Chromium and Google Web Vulnerability Reward Program was mainly launched for reporting, and fixing bugs in the Chrome and Web services which made the user data and sites vulnerable to various threats. Recently, Facebook also announced to have paid over $1 million to bug researchers who have detected vulnerabilities and threads in Facebook. The social networking company also reported that India is the second largest country in terms of bounty recipients.