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In 2015 google gave $2 million in rewards to over 300 people, largest single payment of $37,500 made to an Android security researcher.


Google said researchers from all over the world, coming from countries like Great Britain, Poland, Germany, Romania, Israel, Brazil, the US, China, Russia and India, participated in its security rewards programme. “Tomasz Bojarski found 70 bugs on Google in 2015, and was our most prolific researcher of the year. He found a bug in our vulnerability submission form,” the blog posted by Eduardo Vela Nava from Google Security team, said.

 In 2015, the company gave $2 million in rewards to over 300 people. The programme which was started in 2010 has seen Google giving out over $6 million in rewards so far. It said it has paid more than $200,000 to researchers for their work under Google’s Android (mobile operating system) VRP programme launched in June. This includes the largest single payment of $37,500 made to an Android security researcher. “We also injected some new energy into these existing research programs and grants. In December, we announced that we’d be dedicating one million dollars specifically for security research related to Google Drive,” the blog said.


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