Google will pay hackers $ 1.5 million for hacking Pixel smartphones

Google has updated the terms of the Android Security Rewards program, which provides for the payment of rewards

for vulnerabilities found in smartphones.

How much and what do they pay for?

So, Google has increased the amount of payments for previously undetected software errors. This applies to the Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.

The highest reward is $1 million.This money will be paid to anyone who finds a vulnerability in the hardware protection based on the Google Titan M chip. This amount can be increased to $1.5 million if the vulnerability is found in a pre-release build of Android software before its release.

For detecting attacks that could lead tofor data theft, they offer $500 thousand. For vulnerabilities in Secure Element, Trusted Execution Environment and kernel - $250 thousand. For bypassing the screen lock system and weaknesses in “privileged processes” you can get $100 thousand.

By the way, over the last 12 months, the company paid out about $1.5 million for the vulnerabilities found. The maximum payout per person was $201,337. The average payout was $3,800.

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