Google has doubled its reward for people who manage to find and report gaps in the Google Chrome browser to $ 30,000. The company has recently begun to follow the reward method in the security vulnerability reporting program since 2010, according to Google’s official blog.
The giant search engine Google Chrome browser , has begun its financial reward of $ 5,000 to raise to $ 15 thousand, to announce of Friday the arrival of $ 30 thousand, while Google explained that since the launch of the reward program reached 8,500 reports of security researchers to have gaps in the browser, and in return spend about $ 5 million in bonuses.
With regard to the operating system chrome OS, the company explained that it has raised the value of the reward to 150 thousand dollars, when finding any gaps that would damage the devices Chromebook and Chromebox. It is in the guest account mode (Guest Mode).
Google also raised the value of the prize money fuzz testing It is the process of testing the software and codecs of a particular product, whether network or system in search of a defect that may leave a security dimension, up to $ 1000 for those who succeed in finding and reporting random codes or malfunction following the results of this test.
In June last month, the Chrome browser has achieved a new high after reaching 5 billion users installed on their devices, not the first achievement of its kind for Google, where YouTube, Google Maps, Gmail and Google search engine to the 5 billion users earlier.
Google Chrome has added many features in recent months that have barely contributed to its arrival to that number of users, a dark situation and improved file sharing and secret words, making its use better and easier.
The search giant Google has added a wonderful feature in its program to maintain users, reporting and reporting of malicious sites and suspicious, which works by the appearance of the icon “flag” beside the search engine, so that the color orange if the site visited by the user suspicious or harmful .
Browsers can also send a complaint to Google to file a complaint for malicious and suspicious sites. The author sends a screenshot, URL and HTML to Google for action.