Your Google Chrome Bugs Could Be Worth $500-$1337

January 29, 2010 – 11:21 AM

Google has recently launched an “experimental new incentive” that could reward security researchers for their bugs in the Chrome browser (all versions – stable, beta, and dev) or in the open source Chromium project itself.  Their base reward is identical to Mozilla’s at $500, but they are offering a higher reward of $1337 for “particularly severe or particularly clever” bugs/vulnerabilities.

I personally like this and I hope a lot of researchers step up and claim the rewards.  The more bugs that get reported responsibly, the more secure the users of the Chrome browser will be.  Coupled with the major built-in security features already in place, this could very well put Chrome on top of the browser market.


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