bug bounty program

Google has unveiled the launch of a new platform that brings all of its Vulnerability Rewards Program (VRPs – Google, Android, Abuse, Chrome, and Play) closer together and provides a single intake form that makes it easier for bug hunters to submit issues.

Google also revealed that its bug bounty program – which it styles a “Vulnerability Reward Program” – has paid out for 11,055 bugs found in its services since 2010.

  • Total bugs rewarded: 11,055
  • Number of rewarded researchers: 2,022
  • Representing 84 different countries
  • Total rewards: $29,357,516

According to Google, the new platform will bring more opportunities for interaction and a bit of healthy competition through gamification, per-country leaderboards, awards/badges for certain bugs, and more!

The new site offers a “single intake” for bug reports across all of the above, plus “a bit of healthy competition through gamification, per-country leader boards, awards/badges for certain bugs, and more!”

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The platform will also have a more functional and aesthetically pleasing leaderboard. “We know a lot of you are using your achievements in the VRP to find jobs and we hope this acts as a useful resource,” Google said in a statement.

According to the tech giant, bug bounty hunters will now have a streamlined publication process, and “Swag will now be supported for special occasions.”

And if you’re new to the bug-hunting game or looking to hone your skills, there’s a brand new Bug Hunter University.

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