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[FB] Google Rewards Friendly Hackers Up To $20,000 Per Web Bug.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/04/23/google-bumps-its-rewards-for-friendly-hackers-to-as-much-as-20000-per-bug/

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On Monday Google announced that it’s now offering as much as $20,000 to researchers who find new ways to hack its web services and then report those security vulnerabilities to the company’s security team to help them fix the flaws. That sum is a major bump from the $3,133.70 that represented the company’s maximum payout for security bug information until now, and may be a recognition that the company’s limited bounties haven’t measured up to much higher payouts from buyers who use the same vulnerability information for offensive hacking.

Man, $20k will have you set for year.
And with some extra dough on the side. yessir.gif
Edited by frickfrock999 - 4/24/12 at 9:44am
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The key words are "as much as." I wonder how significant the bug must be to receive $20K. thinking.gif
 
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I just love google.........biggrin.gif
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Man, $20k will have you set for year.
And with some extra dough on the side. yessir.gif

You don't have kids eh? :-D
    
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You don't have kids eh? :-D

None that I know of.
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The key words are "as much as." I wonder how significant the bug must be to receive $20K. thinking.gif

That's the key. They can say the limit is 'as much as' $1 million and still keep paying out the same amount. It would be interesting to see how the payouts are changing from someone who is consistently submitting bugs and can judge their impact.
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a emote code execution would get you that much, any juicy enough exploit to be damaging to the browser realy, i think the last 2 remote exec's were offered 60k each or something
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You don't have kids eh? :-D

This. LOL $20K is child's play.
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20k would be a lot if you still lived in your parent's basement. Where I live, my friends are paying $1600-$1800/month in rent.
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Where I live, my friends are paying $1600-$1800/month in rent.

Jesus, that's insane.
Even in Chicago the rent isn't that high, except for some of the more lavish properties. Heck, my rent goes up every year anyway. tongue.gif

You can easily live on 20k for a year if you're careful. Just don't get a car and keep your kids non-existent.
Edited by frickfrock999 - 4/24/12 at 8:02pm
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