Google launched a bug bounty contest via Project Zero. The contest allows participants to show critical vulnerabilities on the Android platform before discovering malicious users.
Project Zero researcher Natalie Silvanovich unveiled the contest Tuesday in a blog post on the company. Silvanovich said that despite the steady stream of bug discoveries from Google's security team, "there are many unique, high-quality security bugs discovered through the hacking contest."
So the company decided to run its own competition to search for serious security flaws on the Android platform.
Google is asking researchers interested in competing in Project Zero to focus on vulnerabilities or bug chains that could allow attackers to execute remote code on multiple Android devices. However, there is a downside - Google only asks you to start with the device's phone number and email address.
In the contest, exploits are accepted that successfully target any version of Android Nougat on Nexus 5X and 6P devices.
The first prize will be worth 200.000 dollars, while the second prize will reach 100.000 dollars. The third valid entry will earn from 50.000 dollars.
Of course after the end of the contest, the vulnerabilities, exploits and names of the winners will be published.
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