Thursday, November 11, 2010

Quick update on our vulnerability reward program

About a week and a half ago we launched a new web vulnerability reward program, and the response has been fantastic. We've received many high quality reports from across the globe. Our bug review committee has been working hard, and we’re pleased to say that so far we plan to award over $20,000 to various talented researchers. We'll update our 'Hall of Fame' page with relevant details over the next few days.

Based on what we've received over the past week, we've clarified a few things about the program — in particular, the types of issues and Google services that are in scope for a reward. The review committee has been somewhat generous this first week, and we’ve granted a number of awards for bugs of low severity, or that wouldn’t normally fall under the conditions we originally described. Please be sure to review our original post and clarification thoroughly before reporting a potential issue to us.

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