Google Goes Mental: Increases Chrome Rewards To $20,000

By | April 24, 2012 | 7 Comments

Google Goes Mental: Increases Chrome Rewards To $20,000

If previous cash rewards were not enough to encourage you to start sniffing the code, then we have some good news.

Having invested over $460,000 already, the search giant will increase rewards by a nice margin and will now pay hackers up to $20,000 for their exploits.

According to the announcement, new rules are as follows:

- $20,000 for qualifying vulnerabilities
- $10,000 for SQL injection and equivalent vulnerabilities
- Up to $3,133.7 for many types of XSS, XSRF, and other high-impact flaws

So, grab a cup of coffee and get to work!

[Thanks, Blake]

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  • Shane Bundy

    The “high impact” reward seems strange – ending in an odd number and a .7 as well. Google are being just a tad too precise.

    • tomkaten

       31337 is “eleet” in leet talk :)

      • Shane Bundy

        I know what 1337 5p43k is, I’m just wondering how Google’s been able to keep up with stuff like 4chan while busy screwing us over with Chrome.

  • Sarjoor

    31337 is a play on Leet-speak for ELEET, which is a play on ELITE

    For the uninitiated, see:

  • David Grane

    Nice article.It will give a lots of confidence.

  • Shane Bundy

    Now let’s see Google do a reward scheme for Android – loads of vulnerabilities have cropped up over the past 12 months and would only make sense to do one.

  • Hector Macias Ayala

    That guy pictured is the very prototype of a chrome user.