Google Pays out Record Bounty for Chrome Bug

Thursday Jan 13th 2011 by Staff

A security update for the browser patches 16 vulnerabilities.

PCPro: For the first time ever, Google has paid its top bounty to a security researcher who found a bug in its Chrome browser. "We’re delighted to offer our first 'elite' $3133.70 Chromium Security Reward to Sergey Glazunov," said Google's Jason Kersey. "Critical bugs are harder to come by in Chrome, but Sergey has done it."

Glazunov also received a separate $1,337 payout and three others for $1,000 each.

Google has issued a security update which patches a total of 16 bugs, including those found by Glazunov.

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