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Old 3rd November, 2010, 06:15 PM
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Google Offers Bucks For Bugs In Its Web Applications

New vulnerability reward program could set precedent in white-hat Web hacking

Google has launched a bold, experimental vulnerability reward program that pays researchers who discover legitimate, critical flaws in its Web applications -- including Google.com, Blogger.com, Orkut.com, and YouTube.com.

Web hacking traditionally has posed some tricky legal challenges for researchers. Google's new program encourages researchers to poke holes in its Web services and pays anywhere from $500 to $3,133.70 for a severe or "clever" vulnerability -- a move experts say could open the door for other cloud-based providers to do the same.

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That's all fine and dandy until the hackers looking for a little extra cash find a vulnerability worth more than $3,133.70. Like offering a $50 reward for the return of $1000 in cash.
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Yet there are white hat hackers who might wish to pick up a few legit dollars and like you and me wouldn't think of crossing the line just for money. ":O}
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