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Google paid out over $6.7 million in bug bounty rewards last year

Google shelled out a record $6.7 million in bug bounty rewards in 2020, breaking the last year’s record when the company paid $6.5 million for the same cause, the search giant revealed in a blog post. The single highest reward was $132,500, with 662 security researchers paid across 62 countries. Google’s Vulnerability Reward Program (VRP), which...

Huawei opens a Vulnerability Reward Program with a max payout of ~$143,000

Mobile security is important for a number of reasons, no less because most of our personal lives now reside on our smartphones. From photographs to social media, anybody with malicious access to your device could, in theory, cause a number of problems in your life. That's why it's important to make sure you have the...

Google Play Security Reward Program: Extra Incentives For Security Researchers

Over the past year we have seen an absolute slew of companies launching new bug bounty programs, and we’re pleased to see that Google is adding another one to the list, the Google Play Security Reward Program. This is not Google’s first bug bounty program, however it is unique in the fact that it is...

Microsoft Announces Windows Bug Bounty Program and Extension of Hyper-V Bounty Program

The Microsoft Security Response Center Team (MSRC) announced today that they will be launching a new targeted Windows Bug Bounty program (aptly named the "Windows Bounty Program"), in the hopes of catching vulnerabilities before they can reach the black market. The addition of a Windows Bug Bounty program comes as part of a comprehensive effort by...

Qualcomm Announces Bug Bounty Program

Bug bounty programs are by no means a new idea for the tech industry. They have proven to be highly successful for many companies, giving them opportunities to employ the power of the crowd to find critical bugs and flaws, and Qualcomm is now looking to get in on the fun too. Qualcomm is launching their...