Google Expands Vulnerability Reward Program - Combat Platform Abuse in 2018

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Google Expands Existing Bug Bounty Program in 2018

Google now wants to reward security researchers who are able to report methods of misuse of googles product series.

Google has expanded its bug bounty program to include rewards that go beyond reporting specific vulnerabilities. Security researchers now also get rewards when they report methods and techniques that hackers could use to abuse google products and services.

This could be a starting point for enumeration attacks, compromises or a way to circumvent security mechanisms, google employees explains in a blog entry. Rewards of up to $5,000 are waiting researchers on valid submits. In a more detailed blog post the google security team explains about the extended bug bounty program conditions of the program.

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