Google’s bug bounty program, the company today announced, has now paid out more than $2 million to security researchers. Since the program launched three years ago, the company rewarded researchers for reporting more than 2,000 security bugs in Chromium and its web apps.
Google has launched an experimental programme to encourage external security researchers to find and report vulnerabilities in its browser.$500 will be awarded for each bug found.Google is hoping that this will improve the security of its browser and therefore security for its users. Any bug found c ...
At Google's Pwnium hacking competition, two new security exploits in Chrome OS were demonstrated, while at Pwn2Own a Chrome Web browser problem was found that also impacted Chrome OS. All three problems have now been patched.
Google just announced that Google Apps for Business, Education and Government customers can now call and email the company with their questions about Chrome. Google, of course, has always been somewhat notorious for its lack of customer support options, but this is slowly changing.
InternetNews notes that Mozilla is offering bounties to discover security vulnerabilities: "By paying for flaws, what Mozilla is doing is providing an economic model for both security researchers and for itself.
Twitter recently announced that it will give security researchers who find security flaws in its tools cold, hard cash, not just a pat on the back. The company is partnered with the existing bug bounty program HackerOne, which offers a minimum of $140 for each bug and has no maximum payout for bugs disclosed responsibly.