Posted by Mayank Jain and Scott Roberts, Android Security team
[Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog]
Two years ago, we launched the Android Security Rewards program. In its second year, we’ve seen great progress. We received over 450 qualifying vulnerability reports from researchers and the average pay per researcher jumped by 52.3%. On top of that, the total Android Security Rewards payout doubled to $1.1 million dollars. Since it launched, we’ve rewarded researchers over $1.5 million dollars.
Here are some of the highlights from the Android Security Rewards program’s second year:
There were no payouts for the top reward for a complete remote exploit
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