Attention Hackers, Google Wants You
Those of you who are professionals in the hacking industry, you could be in for quite some cash. An initiative from last year in November (which we think is genius) called for those who are coding pros to expose any holes in Google’s security and as a reward receive up to $3,133.7 as compensation. Well now the Search Engine giant has announced a new faze in the endeavor offering up to $20,000 as compensation if you can find a bug in Google. The offer is as follows:
- $20,000 for qualifying vulnerabilities that the reward panel determines will allow code execution on our production systems.
- $10,000 for SQL injection and equivalent vulnerabilities; and for certain types of information disclosure, authentication, and authorization bypass bugs.
- Up to $3,133.7 for many types of XSS, XSRF, and other high-impact flaws in highly sensitive applications.
The nature of this is to ensure that Google has their website in check, and we think this couldn’t be a better idea. If you’re a friendly hacker, step forward, Google is interested in you.
[Source: Googles Online Security Blog]