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9 of the Biggest Bug Bounty Programs

These programs stand out for the size of their rewards and how much they have paid in total to security researchers in bounties over the last several years.
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Google Vulnerability Reward Program

Google's 
bug bounty program makes the cut simply because the company has perhaps paid out more in bounties to security researchers than anyone else - at least publicly. Since it launched the vulnerability disclosure program in 2010, Google has paid out over $ 9 million to researchers who have found bugs in Google-owned web services, Google apps, Android, and Chrome. The company has rewarded over 1,000 bug hunters for their vulnerability discoveries with the highest individual payout so far being $100,000.

Individual payouts themselves are fairly modest and range from a mere $100 to slightly over $31,300 for remote code execution flaws, such as command injection and deserialization bugs.

Image Source: achinthamb via Shutterstock

Google Vulnerability Reward Program

Google's bug bounty program makes the cut simply because the company has perhaps paid out more in bounties to security researchers than anyone else - at least publicly. Since it launched the vulnerability disclosure program in 2010, Google has paid out over $ 9 million to researchers who have found bugs in Google-owned web services, Google apps, Android, and Chrome. The company has rewarded over 1,000 bug hunters for their vulnerability discoveries with the highest individual payout so far being $100,000.

Individual payouts themselves are fairly modest and range from a mere $100 to slightly over $31,300 for remote code execution flaws, such as command injection and deserialization bugs.

Image Source: achinthamb via Shutterstock

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