Google Will Pay Someone Who Could Find a Flaw on Chrome

Google encouraged third party developers to find and report security bugs or flaws on its one and a half year old browser, Chrome. They will give out $500 to $1337 cash rewards for those who could find and immediately report these security flaws before hackers and malware writers use them in their evil deeds.



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This technique though is not new. Mozilla foundation has a successful long running reward program for
developers who could find security holes on their famous browser, Firefox.



The actual amount of cash reward will vary between the amounts mentioned above depending on the severity of the flaw discovered. Of course, to be illegible, the reported flaw should not be previously reported. Also, the reward program is open for all except for countries where the United States government has imposed the highest level of export restrictions. These countries include Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

For more information about this reward program, visit the Chromium Project official blog.


Even before the attack on Google's system that spurs the heated friction between the search giant and the Chinese government, the concern regarding internet security has dramatically increased. Flaws on web browsers has been reported to cause major security breaches. The attack on Google, in particular was cause by a serious security vulnerability on Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser. The company admitted the error and already released a fix last week.

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