Google Increases Bug Bounty Reward to 15000 USD
Google announced that they have tripled their bug bounty program reward to 15000 USD!
A few weeks after we posted the Microsoft 500 USD bug bounty reward article, a blog was published from the Google Online Security Blog, stating that they have increased the maximum amount by three times.
“…we’re increasing our usual reward pricing range to $500-$15,000 per bug, up from a previous published maximum of $5,000.” posted by Tim Willis of the Chrome Security Team. You can read the full article here: Fewer Bugs, Mo’ Money
Google Chrome Reward Program
The Chrome Reward Program is an ongoing campaign that started in 2010 which aims to reward IT security researchers who report security bugs and issues to help make Chrome and the Chrome OS more secure. The tech giant offers monetary rewards as well as public recognition for vulnerabilities that are properly disclosed.
“It’s a matter of understanding how chrome works and how to exploit its functionalities.” Davide ‘GiRa’ Girardi, IT Security Researcher, said. “The bounty has been raised because, at the moment, chrome is getting mature, so probably any bug is a real tough one.”
Chrome is getting more secure and there are fewer bugs now compared to its initial stages, which makes finding these flaws all the more challenging. Check out the rules and FAQs of the Chrome Rewards Program here: Chrome Rewards Program Rules
Web Application Penetration Testing (WAPT)
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Advanced Reverse Engineering Of Software (ARES)
Also, we have our ARES course where you will learn several methods used to identify, isolate, and analyse portions of any code. This is helpful if you want to understand and examine how software is constructed by deconstructing it so you can build a better version of it. Read more about ARES here: ARES course
So to our eLearnSecurity students, go and get yourself a bounty!