Google, which just confirmed the anniversary Google I / O 2020, is a company that is known for rewarding those people detect security flaws for its applications and services through its own rewards program. A Mountain View company has now been identified amount of millions paid by other users for finding bugs in their apps in 2019.
Major G confirmed the published charges were given to the security blog, in which he revealed an increase over the past 12 months. In particular, Google's risk-reward system has brought a greater value for this $ 6.5 million in 2019
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That should be remembered Android Security Rewards It is an initiative born in 2010, in which rewards are made available to potential researchers detect – and point out – security flaws in the operating system and app store. In a statement, Google also revealed that one of the biggest payouts was Guany Gong of Alpha Labs, which discovered the significant abuse on Google Pixel 3, which led to get something over $ 201,000.
Google paid over $ 6.5 million in rewards
“2019 has been another record year for us, thanks to our researchers! We pay more than $ 6.5 million in awards, we double what we paid in one year. At the same time, our researchers have decided to offer a historical value $ 500,000 in generous donations
Among the data provided by Google, it is worth highlighting that $ 6.5 million divided by variable rates was paid to 461 researchers, with more than half a million dollars is intended for charitable causes in 2019. Looking forward to this year, the amount spent on the Android Security Awards is expected to increase significantly given the fact that many devices and services are connected.
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