Google hiring hackers to secure Android

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Google hiring hackers and developers to find bugs

Google has been offering awards to hackers and developers for finding bugs in Chrome Browser and other software.

Recent news revealed, Google paid over $ 4 mn to hackers and developers as award. This platform will be further widened by opening Google play store.

Each research case will be valued at up to $3133.70, paid in advance, with no need for a proven bug.

Google Play Store has its own built-in antivirus tools, checking apps in the store and blocking them if needed. Outside researchers will now help make sure that the antivirus tools themselves are free of flaws.

Matt Moore, Head of Product Security group, will reveal more about this program.

“You should be able to use the web without fear that a criminal or state-sponsored actor is exploiting software bugs to infect your computer, steal secrets or monitor your communications.” Said Google’s Chris Evans.

He continued: “Yet in sophisticated attacks, we see the use of “zero-day” vulnerabilities to target, for example, human rights activists or to conduct industrial espionage. This needs to stop. We think more can be done to tackle this problem.

“Project Zero is our contribution, to start the ball rolling. Our objective is to significantly reduce the number of people harmed by targeted attacks. We’re hiring the best practically-minded security researchers and contributing 100% of their time toward improving security across the Internet.”

Google hiring hackers is not new to Internet Industry. Its been a trend to stop cyber crimes.

Its a good news for all users to get softwares and applications free of bugs and running flawless.

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