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Google Chrome: Critical Bug Discovery Reward Raised

In today’s web browser market, security is becoming more and more important, therefore it is no surprise to hear that Google are now offering higher incentives to hackers/researchers who find and report security vulnerabilities in their popular web browser.

Previously Google launched the Chromium Security Reward program and offered $500 for security bugs found in Chrome, however since then Mozilla has surpassed this with a reward of $3,000 for a security vulnerability found in Firefox, which has prompted a quick reaction from Google.

Now the Chromium Security Reward program will pay out $3,133.7 to researchers who discover critical bugs in Chrome, if however you find a bug which is not critical Google will pay $500. Chris Evans, from Google Chrome Security also stated that Google would consider rewarding more for high-quality bug reports.

Earlier this year at the annual Pwn2Own computer hacking contest Google Chrome was regarded by many as unhackable, therefore finding any critical security vulnerability is a huge accomplishment and deserves the high pay out.

Source: Softpedia

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.


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