Hackers offered $1K to expose bugs on Google Play apps

Tech companies have always sought the aid of “white hackers” to expose vulnerabilities within their systems.
Google is the latest high-profile company to do so, offering $1,000 (roughly P51,000) to anyone who can identify security breaches in participating Google Play apps.
In collaboration with bug bounty platform HackerOne, the Google Play Security Reward Program will compensate hackers who can find bugs in 13 Google Play apps including Tinder, Duolingo, Dropbox, Snapchat and Headspace.

According to Mashable, users can report vulnerabilities to the apps’ developers and be given a chance to work with them directly to fix them.
Once the bugs are fixed, the Android Security team will pay the bounty, while a separate reward will be given by the developer as well.
Furthermore, Google will collate data on all the reported breaches and will share them with other developers who may have encountered the same problems.

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