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Record amount paid for Google™ Chrome bug

With the number of bugs on a high, Google Chrome has bugs that caused a record amount of money being paid to one researcher who came up with a significant bug. An amount of $3,133 was paid to researcher Sergey Glazunov for a single bug. Mostly, there are various levels of threats in a bug. Glazunov reported the single most critical bug in the Google Chrome version of 8.0.552.334. The bug was a stale pointer in speech handling. Two bugs were labeled medium high in rating and 13 high in rating. Google locked up its database to outsiders after 15 bugs were found from the one found and reported by Glazunov.

Jason Kersey, the program manager for Google Chrome, announced the $3133.70 Chromium Security Reward to Sergey Glazunov. The program manager said that critical bugs are harder to come by in Google Chrome, but Sergey has done it.  In July 2010, Google revised its highest payout for a critical stage bug bounty from $1337 to $3133. This came after the jump by Mozilla when it revised the bug bounty. In total, Google paid Glazunov $7,470 for reporting 5 of the 16 bugs in Google Chrome.

Google ChromeSixteen bugs in all with one critical bug were the number of bugs reported. The bugs are in many components, but were mainly related to the support for extensions, PDF viewer etc. Google has announced that they were happy to make payouts to anyone who could find and report the bugs. This way Google would be able to revise their Chrome browser.

Google has already made 50 such payments to researchers who have come up with bugs. However, other programs like Android and Picasa, do not qualify for payouts for finding bugs.

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