Google is paying security researchers for finding bugs




Google goes from this year to hire security researchers to find bugs. Several research grants become available, which interested parties can sign up. Last year, Google paid more than a half million dollars to bugzoekers.

On his blog explains Google out what his plans are for security researchers that contribute to the detection of bugs in software. Because it is increasingly difficult internal security investigation to find defects in software wants to pay Google researchers advance. That way they stay motivated to seek out bugs: normally is paid only if a leak is found.

Google sets an amount of $ 3113.70 per researcher available. That is converted about 2750 euros. There will be awards for various security issues. Researchers can register for the subject that they are interested in. Who gets paid by Google for research still gets paid an amount as there is actually a bug is found.

Last year, Google paid about one and a half million dollars to researchers who found bugs. That translates into about 1.33 million. About 200 researchers were rewarded for finding about 500 bugs. The largest amount for finding a bug is paid 133,000 euros. The finder also was offered an internship.


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