Chrome Bug Hunters Receive $6,000 Payday from Google
Bug hunters rooted out five bugs in all worth a combined $6,133.70 in the latest stable release. The biggest payday went to Chamal de Silva, who cashed in on a $3,133.70 bounty for discovering a "Critical" vulnerability in Chrome's Safe Browsing navigation that would cause the browser to crash when refreshing the page after seeing an anti-malware warning.
Google routinely pays out bounties as part of its Vulnerability Rewards Program for Chrome. Reward amounts range from $500 a pop all the way up to $3,133.70, depending on the severity of the bug. In the past, users have been known to rack up several thousand dollars, and in some cases, tens of thousands of dollars -- see Sergey Glazunov in Chromium's Security Hall of Fame.