Can you “hack” Android? Google pays you if you succeed!

Well this isn’t the first time that a company rewards someone for… hacking its systems since a lot brand names rely on this tactic. After all who wouldn’t like to know all the security holes of the services they offer?

Well in a relevant blog post, Google extends its relevant project and says hello to those of you who are hackers enough to find security breaches in most of the companies services, Android OS included!


According to a relevant blog post, Google announced that it searches for security holes in:

Core infrastructure network services: OpenSSH, BIND, ISC DHCP
Core infrastructure image parsers: libjpeg, libjpeg-turbo, libpng, giflib
Open-source foundations of Google Chrome: Chromium, Blink
Other high-impact libraries: OpenSSL, zlib
Security-critical, commonly used components of the Linux kernel (including KVM)

and yesterday the company added:

All the open-source components of Android: Android Open Source Project
Widely used web servers: Apache httpd, lighttpd, nginx
Popular mail delivery services: Sendmail, Postfix, Exim, Dovecot
Virtual private networking: OpenVPN
Network time: University of Delaware NTPD
Additional core libraries: Mozilla NSS, libxml2
Toolchain security improvements for GCC, binutils, and llvm

Depending on how serious the bug/security hole is indeed, Google will pay you from 500 to 3133.70$! An with Android ready to be tested, who knows? Maybe there’s a hacker in you that you haven’t discovered yet.

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