Google Offers Money Rewards For Finding Vulnerabilities In Its Web Stuff

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Google will now pay you to find and report vulnerabilities in its various Web properties. The company made the announcement yesterday, and it applies to sites like google.com, youtube.com, and orkut.com. Should you report a qualifying bug, you can expect to walk away with at least $500.

The program echoes an earlier program Google had launched for its Chromium project. Find a bug, report it, walk away with cold hard cash.

Prizes range from $500 to $3,133.70.

Get it, 1337?

The vulnerabilities Google is looking for are primarily of the XSS variety.

And bad news if you live in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria: you’re not eligible to win cash money.

I somehow doubt we get too many readers from those countries.

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