Google Expands Patch Reward Program To Android

Posted Nov 20, 2013

Google wants to increase their security on the Android operating system.  This is why they are now offering incentives for developers to hack Android and inform the company about potential vulnerabilities.  The Patch Reward Program has been expanded to reveal security flaws in Android.  Google launched the Patch Reward Program last month. According to a blog post, Google said that the list of projects that are eligible for the rewards are:

– All the open-source components of Android: Android Open Source Project

– Widely used web servers: Apache httpd, lighttpd, nginx

– Popular mail delivery services: Sendmail, Postfix, Exim, Dovecot

– Virtual private networking: OpenVPN

– Network time: University of Delaware NTPD

– Additional core libraries: Mozilla NSS, libxml2

– Toolchain security improvements for GCC, binutils, and llvm