• Google will reward hackers for breaking into their applications

  • Google offered security professionals and hackers by hacking to identify bugs and vulnerabilities in mobile applications for Android, presented in the official store. For every mistake, not only found, but successfully corrected by the applicant, Google agrees to pay $ 1,000.

    Google offered security professionals and hackers by hacking to identify bugs and vulnerabilities in mobile applications for Android, presented in the official Google Play Store. About it reports Reuters.

    For every mistake, not only found, but successfully corrected by the applicant, the company is obliged to pay compensation in the thousands of dollars. So the company has responded to accusations of turning their catalog into a "digital landfill of infection".

    In Goggle noted that their experts failed to solve the problem using the standard methods: automation and the use of personnel resources of the company. So they decide to introduce a reward system Play Security Reward Program. In future the project needs to make Google Play Store sterile and safe for users site. The reward will be an incentive to cooperation for hackers, routinely detect numerous viruses, bugs, and fake applications among the products of the catalog.

    In the project of recovery of the directory will participate as a self-developed by Google and third-party applications. Yet to Play Security Reward Program had eight developers 13 popular applications, among which Tinder, Mail.ru, Snapchat, Dropbox, Alibaba, Dulingo and Line. The list of candidates for inspection will be expanded as bug fixes in the downloadable product.

    Similar bonus programs have long been popular with smaller developers. Companies have learned to attract hackers to fix vulnerabilities instead of waiting for when they use bugs for criminal purposes.

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