Google to Reward $1337 For Best Bug Hunetrs of Chronium Project

Written By Sam on 30 January 2010
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Google is set to reward all those bug hunters involved in finding severe bugs for its popular open source project, Chromium. Yeah you heard it right! In order to encourage more Chromium security research, Google has set a panel that will determine the eligibility of the bugs posted based on which reward of $1337 will be awarded to the bug hunters. The priority and severity of these bugs will be decided by this panel which is said to include Adam Barth, Chris Evans, Neel Mehta, SkyLined and Michal Zalewski. The base reward for eligible bugs is $500 and if the panel finds a particular bug particularly severe or particularly clever, the rewards would be of $1337.

Google to Reward $1337 For Best Bug Hunetrs of Chronium Project

As per the reports received, this experimental program will primarily consider all the bugs filed through the Chromium bug tracker (under the template “Security Bug”). In addition, bugs related to plugins that are part of the Chromium project and shipped with Google Chrome by default along with the bugs in third-party components like WebKit, libxml, image libraries, compression libraries, etc may also be considered based on their severity. All the bugs posted will receive a provisional comment after the panel triage the bug and once the bug has been fixed Google makes sure that the defect reporter is credited in its Release notes. Unfortunately Google does not provide rewards to the residents of certain countries that have highest levels of export restrictions, however all others can grab the rewards by identifying effective bugs. What are you waiting for get ready to break the code and hunt the bugs. Happy Bug Hunting!!!

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