Google Is Offering $1,000 To Anyone Who Can Hack These Apps!: The Google has its own programs to reward those who find fault security in Chrome and Android. Now the company is doing something a little bit different. Google recently announced a new bug-hunting program which is known as Google Play Security Reward.
The program, called “Google Play Security Reward,” will pay $ 1,000 to anyone who discovers a glitch and helps keep the Android community safer.
Google has long been offering rewards to people who find bugs on its various software platforms like Chrome or Android. Since January 2017, the firm has paid a total of $ 9 million. Yes, bug hunting pays off, and some take it as a full-time job.
Google in a partnership with HackerOne had launched the Google Play Security award. So far, there are only a few apps entering the program: Alibaba, Duolingo, Snapchat, Tinder, Mail.ru, Dropbox, Line, and Headspace.
Bug hunter or researchers need to find a vulnerability and report it to the app developer when the problem is validated and fixed, the researcher/hacker will be rewarded by Google.
Besides, it’s not about reporting any bug. Only vulnerabilities that represent a security risk will be taken into account. For example, a bug that can force the application to execute code, force a transaction, or open a web page.
Right now there is the limited selection of Android apps. However, other apps will be added to list over time. So, if you feel that you can find a vulnerability, then give this a try.
To enter the program, visit this page.