Google paid $ 550 thousand in one year under the rewards program security Android

Jun

17

2016

Google announced today that it paid more than 550 thousand US dollars for 82 security researcher did detects vulnerabilities in the operating system for mobile phones, Android, within the private system, Android security rewards program launched by the company last year.

Researchers gave more than 250 of the company’s report on the effectiveness of weak points within the system, with reference to the attached more than a third of those reports Media Server Media Server.

The company said it is working to improve server to protect it further and make it more resistant to the weaknesses, as related to 25 percent of the reporting software instructions that are developed and used outside the Android Open Source Project.

And pushed Google Average bonuses between 2200 and US $ 6700 for each security researcher, earned researcher Peter B Peter Pi to the amount of $ 76,750 to be submitted 26 a report on the weaknesses exist within the system, while 15 security researcher has received no less than 10 thousand dollars.

Google has announced this year for the introduction of some changes to the program in order to get more important weaknesses, by increasing the amount of bonuses.

The company said it has raised the upper limit of the bonus loophole that can be exploited remotely and allow access to TrustZone than $ 30 thousand to 50 thousand dollars.

The resort Google Inc., like many other technology companies to rewards programs to help the security team to reach the gaps and problems that affect their systems and applications.

And it has worked in the past year to expand the program to include the operation of portable Android devices system, with reference to the company to pay more than $ 4 million on programs for rewards since 2010 until now.

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