March 14, 2016
According to the company’s latest statement, its security team has decided it will give out a $100,000 (€90,000) reward to any security researcher that will put together a persistent compromise of a Chromebook device operating in guest mode.
The Google team first opened a reward for this type of exploit last year, but nobody managed to crack its laptops. The company is now hoping that the bigger bug bounty will attract more specialists that will look further into new ways of compromising its products.
Besides doubling an older reward, Google has also announced it will start providing bug bounties for any exploits that lead to a bypass of Google Chrome’s Download Protection feature.