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Expansive Open-Source App Security

Google's Bug Bounty Program Has Extended to Popular Apps

— September 3, 2019 — Tech
Google's bug bounty program has been extended to apply to all of the top Android apps. Now any app with over 100 million downloads is eligible for Google's bug bounty program. The new program is titled the Google Play Security Reward program and it encourages developers to find vulnerabilities in its most popular programs. If a developer is able to find a vulnerability in a program, they could be eligible to claim up to $20,000 for their efforts.

Bug bounty programs such as this provide an incentive for different users to find and report vulnerabilities. This allows the company to create an open-source security initiative that can help protect its software. However, in this program, Google takes in further by extending the rewards to its most popular apps.


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