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Get Paid to Report Bugs in Chromium

Google is introducing a new incentive program for external researchers to participate in their new report a bug program. Individuals will be rewarded for finding and reporting vulnerabilities. This would be a token of appreciation for existing contributors. Introduction of this new program will most likely attract new individuals to take part in Chromium security because more people reporting the bugs would definitely benefit million of other users.

To qualify for the rewards bugs must be filed through the “Chromium bug tracker” otherwise your entry would be a waste of time.

Chromium 150x150Mozilla is the inspiration for people at chromium and they admit it openly. Mozilla started a reward program while back, to tackle security vulnerabilities and reward people who’ve helped, which worked out pretty much fine for them.


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Chromium has kept the base reward amount same as Mozilla, which is $500. But in case, if any user reports a critical vulnerability they might get $1337 (I’m not sure why $1337, why not $1500). Same is the reward money for a clever bug reported.

I’m not intending to take part in this incentive program but I thought it might be helpful, if some of our readers could give it a go with a chance to win $500 – $1337.

You can find the complete details along with the guidelines here:

http://blog.chromium.org/2010/01/encouraging-more-chromium-security.html

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One Response to "Get Paid to Report Bugs in Chromium"

  1. Nath says:

    He reason it’s 1337 is because that’s gamer/nerd talk for leet.

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