Google Paid Out Almost $3 Million to Security Researchers at 2017


Tech giant Google paid Nearly $3 million (Approximately Rs. 19 crores) to Safety researchers in 2017 as Benefits for Its vulnerabilities they Discovered in Its Own Services and Products.Google Paid Out Nearly $3 Million to Security Researchers in 2017

Approximately $1.1 million (approximately Rs. 7 crores) every was compensated for bug reports unique to Google and Android goods while Chrome awards accounted for the remaining portion of the Vulnerability Bonus Program.

“We given researchers over $1 million to get vulnerabilities they reported and found in Google goods, and a comparable number for Android too. Together with Chrome awards, we given almost $3 million to investigators due to their accounts,” Jan Keller, a part of Google’s Vulnerability Reward Program (VRP) composed at a blog article.

“We awarded $125,000 to over 50 safety researchers from all over the globe during our Vulnerability Research Grants Program and $50,000 into the hard-working people who enhance the safety of open-source applications as part of our Patch Gains Program,” Keller added.

The biggest single charge of $112,500 (approximately Rs. 72.4 lakhs) moved into separate researcher Guang Gong for outlining an entry series on Pixel telephones as part of their Android Security Rewards Program.

The Pixel was the only device which wasn’t exploited during the past year’s annual “Mobile Pwn2Own” contest and Guang’s report helped fortify its protections farther.


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