Google has extended rewards to help find vulnerabilities for their own Chrome apps and extensions

Posted Feb 5, 2014

Google has been offering rewards to security researchers that find vulnerabilities in the software for a while now. Google has announced that this program is going to be extended to cover their own Chrome apps and extensions. This includes extensions for apps like Hangouts, Screen Capture, Google Translate, PageSpeed Insights, and several more.

“We think developing Chrome extensions securely is relatively easy (given our security guidelines are followed), but given that extensions like Hangouts and GMail are widely used, we want to make sure efforts to keep them secure are rewarded accordingly,” said Google in a blog post.

Google also increased the rewards of the Patch Reward Program, which rewards patches that helps secure widely used and open-source software like OpenSSH, libjpeg, and Chromium. Developers that find vulnerabilities can earn up to $10,000.