Google offers rewards of up to $8,000 in the newly launched Android security bug hunt

This isn't the first time the company has launched a similar bug hunter program, paying out $4 million over the last handful of years. The new program is titled Android Security Rewards, enabling those with knowledge of security vulnerabilities in Android to receive a reward for forwarding details to Google.

It's a positive initiative that helps protect consumers against bug abuse by hackers and criminals, who seek to exploit said vulnerabilities to target owners of hardware running Android. Providing a test case, as well as CTS test and patch will result in a higher reward.

Have a bug already jotted down? Report the issue to AOSP's public bug tracker using the Security Bug Report template. Do note that only the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are eligible for the time being.

See the official page for more details on the program.

Source: Google

  • Try 50G's google
    Don't be so cheap Posted via My G2
  • 8 grand is not a small amount of money? Posted via the Android Central App
  • $50k for stumbling across a security bug? That's asking for a bit much. I'd be more than happy to collect $8k if I happened to stumble across a potential security bug and took all of 60 seconds to forward it to Google.  
  • First of all it doesn't work that way
    But im just fkn with ya anywho Posted via My G2
  • I found a bug...... On my wall, does that count? Lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • I found a security bug in Instagram, but tracking down support is a joke. I was never able to report my find. Posted via the Android Central App