Google Is Offering Up To $200,000 For Spotting A Bug In Android

Google is offering up to $200,000 for spotting a bug in Android OS Google increased the maximum payout for the Android Security Reward program one day after the massive outbreak of the 'Judy' malware on Android smartphones. According to the latest reports the malware has affected around 36.5 million Android users worldwide. 

The Judy malware is an adware that uses infected devices to generate large amounts of fraudulent clicks on advertisements in order to generate revenue. The malware somehow managed to break Google Play Store’s security mechanism and affected 41 popular apps created by a Korean company thus making its way to many Android devices.

To stop any further attacks through the malicious apps, Google had them removed from Play Store after the report from Check Point about this threat. You can read more about the Judy adware and the complete list of affected apps on Check Point Blog

In the year 2015 Google came up with the idea of the Android Bug Bounty program. But now Google is attempting to attract even more security researchers and engineers towards the Bug Bounty Program by increasing the reward for reporting bugs to $200,000.

You can read more about the Android Security program on Google Application Security and you can submit your bug here.

Kailash Sudhakar
An engineering undergrad student who loves all things tech. He has a soft spot for Android.
Google Is Offering Up To $200,000 For Spotting A Bug In Android Google Is Offering Up To $200,000 For Spotting A Bug In Android Reviewed by Unknown on 6/06/2017 12:37:00 AM
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