Google boosts Web bug bounties to $20,000

Increases payments for bugs in core sites, services and Web apps

By , Computerworld |  Security, Google

Last month, the company wrote $60,000 checks to two researchers at Pwnium, the Chrome hacking contest it ran at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Both researchers revealed bugs and associated attack code that demonstrated how hackers could escape the browser's isolating, anti-exploit "sandbox, to hijack the browser and plant malware on a machine.

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