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Google rolls annual Pwnium bug disclosure contest into year-round bounty program

By Shawn Knight
Feb 25, 2015
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  1. Google has decided to do away with its annual chromium security event that rewards individuals for disclosing exploits. At a time when privacy and security is paramount, you're probably wondering why Google is disbanding Pwnium.

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  2. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    It makes more sense too, in terms of getting vulnerabilities patched quickly. If someone discovered a vulnerability in Chrome two weeks after Pwnium, under the old system (if I understand it correctly), they'd have to wait just a bit less than a year to report it and be paid for the report. Now, once they compile the necessary information, they can be paid immediately and Google can get started on a patch much faster.
     

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