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Security Leftovers: Google Bounties (Patch Rewards)

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  • Google to Pay for Security Upgrades in Open Source Projects

    Google is modifying the reward program it has that provides rewards to open source projects for security improvements and will now give monetary support in advance for projects that don’t have the financial resources to do it on their own.
    The patch reward program is an offshoot of Google’s vulnerability reward program, which pays researchers rewards for discovering and submitting security flaws in certain Google products and services. Google started the patch reward program in 2013 as a way to encourage the maintainers of open source projects to address security weaknesses. It doesn’t pay out money for fixing vulnerabilities, but rather rewards developers for hardening certain elements or eliminating known vulnerable libraries, for example.

  • Google Offers Financial Support to Open Source Projects for Cybersecurity

    Besides rewarding ethical hackers from its pocket for responsibly reporting vulnerabilities in third-party open-source projects, Google today announced financial support for open source developers to help them arrange additional resources, prioritizing the security of their products.

    The initiative, called "Patch Rewards Program," was launched nearly 6 years ago, under which Google rewards hackers for reporting severe flaws in many widely used open source software, including OpenSSH, OpenSSL, Linux kernel, Apache, Nginx, jQuery, and OpenVPN.

  • Google To Provide Financial Assistance To Open Source Projects, Enhancing Web Security Under The Patch Reward Program
  • Google announces revamp of its Patch Rewards program for open-source security

    Google LLC said today it’s planning to revamp its six-year-old Patch Rewards program for open-source software developers beginning next year.

    Patch Rewards is one of Google’s oldest security programs. It began life in 2013 when the company said it would provide financial aid to developers of open-source projects that implement important security features.

  • Google to revamp Patch Rewards program in 2020

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