Google has released some interesting statistics related to its Vulnerability Reward Program for the year 2015. The company revealed that it paid more than $2 million to security researchers as part of the program last year.
The program was launched way back in 2010, and Google has paid a total of over $6 million to researchers till now. Last year, Android joined the program in June, and by the end of 2015, researchers were paid over $200,000 for finding vulnerabilities in the mobile OS. This included the largest single payment of $37,500 to an Android security researcher.
Google gave more than 750 individual rewards last year, and those were received by over 300 security researchers. For more information and statistics, head to the Source link below.
Wish Apple would put out something like this. Anyone knows if that 1mil was ever won by anyone for finding any backdoors to Apple's system that was being provided by some other company??
Every heard of AOT?
Yes because removing bloatware is far more important than security... :/