Google paid $550,000 for finding security vulnerabilities in Android

Last year, Google paid $550,000 to around 82 people as a reward for finding security vulnerabilities in its Android Operating System. Those vulnerabilities will allow attackers to attack the gadgets, cars, tablets and phones that has Android as the Operating System.

Android Security Rewards Program, an initiative by Google to safeguard its Android Operating System was launched in June 2015. There were no prior announcements by the company regarding the rewards. So, it was assumed that nobody would receive the promised amount as a reward. Therefore it must be quite shocking to know that around $75,750 was paid to a researcher for 26 vulnerability reports. Google posted in its blog on Thursday.

The loopholes in the security will allow the hackers to obtain the sensitive data in illegal ways. It is known that the FBI had reportedly paid around $1 million to hack an iPhone that was used by Syed Farook, the shooter who is responsible for San Bernardino terror attack.

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