Google announces reward money for Chromebook hack at $100,000. The company had started this reward for pointing out security vulnerabilities in their services since 2010. The hefty amount of bounty entice many security researchers to exploit and point out gaps in the integrity of the Google devices and services, that the company is oblivious of. With time, Google has taken the issue of security in Chrome more seriously than before. Their dedication to make the integrity of Chrome, stronger than before, is clearly reflected from the reward that Google has announced
The competition for security researchers is to exploit a Chromebook security while logging in Guest Mode. The initial price money decided on the competition was $50,000. However, Google did not receive considerable numbers of submission. This is when Google identified that the tedious and sensitive job that researchers would need to pursue deserves more prize money. Hence, they raised the bounty for Chromebook hack from $50,000 to $100,000. Google added in one of its blog posts, “Great research deserves great awards, so we’re putting up a standing six-figure sum, available all year round with no quotas and no maximum reward pool.”
Google also expanded the competition by introducing the Download Protection Bypass bounty. This reward program provides scope to rsearchers to include rewards for methods that bypass Chrome’s Safe Browsing download protection features.
If you are an aspiring ethical hacker, you can check out for the competition details here