Google Follows Mozilla's Lead in Raising Bug Bounty

Pulkit Chandna

Fresh on the heels of Mozilla’s decision to raise the bounty payment under its Security Bug Bounty Program, Google has announced a similar hike. The maximum reward under the six-month-old Chromium Security Program has been raised to $3,133.7, which is almost $2000 more than the previous payment cap. However, the base payment “for less serious bugs” is same as before — $500 per bug.

“The maximum reward for a single bug has been increased to $3,133.7. We will most likely use this amount for SecSeverity-Critical  bugs in Chromium. The increased reward reflects the fact that the sandbox makes it harder to find bugs of this severity," Chris Evans, a Google security researcher, wrote in a blog post .

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