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Google will pay $1 million for its Android bug bounty program

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Google is paying anyone who can hack the Titan M security for up to $1 million, this was disclosed on Thursday in a blog post led by Jessica Lin. The Android Security bug bounty program rewards you with $1 million if you can hack Titan M chip on Pixel device and also find exploits in the developer preview versions of Android.


Google already has paid out more than $4 million in 1,800 reports to those who’ve identified vulnerabilities on the platform, the highest payout on Google's Bug Bounty Program was $201,337, and the payout was based on Android Security Reward program and Chrome Reward program, $161,337 and $40,000 respectively with a total of $201,337.

Google increases its security bounty program in other to rank up and strengthen its mobile security for Android, the Titan M security chip on the Pixel device need to be a hack for the bounty reward. The expansion of the program focuses is mainly on Google’s own technology.

“The Android Security Rewards (ASR) program was created in 2015 to reward researchers who find and report security issues to help keep the Android ecosystem safe.”

Jessica Lin from the Android Security Team wrote in the post on Thursday that they were expanding the program and increasing reward amounts and introducing a top prize of $1 million for a full chain remote code execution exploit with persistence which compromises the Titan M secure element on Pixel devices. Additionally, we will be launching a specific program offering a 50% bonus for exploits found on specific developer preview versions of Android, meaning our top prize is now $1.5 million.

Google also increases all its bug bounty rewards program for device security, Pixel Titan M Up to $1,000,000, high-value data secured by Pixel Titan M Up to $500,000, lock screen bypass Up to $100,000. You can check up on the Android Security Rewards Program Rules website.

Over the past 4 years, Google has awarded over 1,800 reports and paid out over $4 million dollars. Google's total payouts over the last 12 months have been over $1.5 million. Over 100 participating researchers have received an average reward amount of over $3,800 per finding.