- Google on Tuesday revealed that it had paid out more than $29 million in bug bounties to 2022 specialists.
- Google has likewise chosen to bind together its endeavours for a portion of its other VRP projects.
The chasing has been useful for bug abundance trackers! Google on Tuesday revealed that it had paid out more than $29 million in bug bounties to 2022 specialists as a component of its weakness reward program (VRP) while at the same time declaring that it was changing the program.
The organization uncovered that it had paid $29,357,516 for 11,055 bugs that have been effectively-recognized on its applications and administrations over a time of 11 years.
As a feature of the bug abundance trackers conspire makeover, the organization reported on its security blog that it has rebranded its VRP program, which will currently be known as “Bug Hunters”, for which the organization has now dispatched another site.
Google has likewise chosen to bind together its endeavours for a portion of its other VRP projects, for example, the bug abundance program for Google, Android, Google Chrome, and Google Play.
This implies that Google will currently have one Bug Hunters site which will acknowledge weakness revelations for these items, which ought to smooth out the way toward revealing bugs across the organization’s foundation.
Notwithstanding, the organization has chosen to make things a stride further utilizing “gamification” framework, which will show leaderboards for divulgences per country, while additionally doling out “grants” and “identifications” for specific bugs – which could likewise assist those going after a position with the organization’s VRP group, the organization says.
“At the point when we dispatched our absolute first VRP, we had no clue about the number of legitimate weaknesses – assuming any – would be submitted right off the bat. So everybody in the group put in their gauge, with forecasts going from zero to 20.
Eventually, we got over 25 reports, shocking we all,” Google expressed in the blog entry. The organization has paid specialists in 84 nations for announcing bugs on the stage from that point forward.
Likewise, the new site will have a more grounded accentuation on learning for clients, as indicated by Google.
“Bug trackers can work on their abilities through the substance accessible in our new Bug Hunter University,” the organization expressed while adding that even fixes for open-source programming are qualified for an award, alongside remunerations for research papers on open source security.