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Daniel ~ 3rd November, 2010 06:15 PM

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,,, and

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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ccperf721p 10th November, 2010 03:12 PM

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.

Daniel ~ 10th November, 2010 08:38 PM

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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