Hack Android and get R2.6 million

Google has announced improvements[1] to its Android Security Rewards programme, with increased rewards for successful attacks.

“Because every Android release includes more security protections and no researcher has claimed the top reward for an exploit chain in two years, we’re excited to increase our top-line payouts for these exploits,” said Google.

  • Rewards for a remote exploit chain or exploit leading to TrustZone or Verified Boot compromise increase from £50,000 to £200,000.
  • Rewards for a remote kernel exploit increase from £30,000 to £150,000.

“In addition to rewarding for vulnerabilities, we continue to work with the broad and diverse Android ecosystem to protect users from issues reported through our programme.”

Now read: Microsoft Office bug opens a CMD window then quickly closes it[2]

References

  1. ^ improvements (security.googleblog.com)
  2. ^ Microsoft Office bug opens a CMD window then quickly closes it (mybroadband.co.za)

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