Google introduces new bug bounty platform
Google is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its Vulnerability Rewards Program (VRP). The program led to a total of 11,055 bugs found and 2,022 rewarded researchers. The company has also paid nearly $30 million in total rewards in these 10 years. Now the company has introduced a new bug bounty platform that bounty hunters can join and become a part of the community.
“This new site brings all of our 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,” Jan Keller, technical program manager for Google’s VRP said.
Before this platform, Google had different programs for each of these verticals. This new platform will also helpbounty hunters to improve their skills using Bug Hunter University.
The platform will include per-country leaderboards and will offer changes to acquire awards or badges for different bugs. It also streamlines the publication process. So, it is now easier for bounty hunters to publish their bug reports.
If you are a bug bounty hunter who liked to fund vulnerability in different web applications and products, you can join Google’s newbug bounty platform. If you are learning, take advantage ofBug Hunter University.