Google Will Pay $1000 For Finding Security Bugs in These Top 8 Apps

Google Play has millions of apps and along with that, these apps contain bugs/security flaws that might cause serious loss to the app developers and of course to the Google, too. That's why they have announced that they will pay $1000 as bug bounty to anyone who will find security flaws in some of the top apps on Google Play Store (Smart move, Google).

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For this, they have tied up with HackerOne, a website which is a vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform. It seems like Google is being dead serious to clear out those nasty flaws.

Here's a list of those 8 apps :


1. Alibaba Express




2.  Dropbox

3. Duolingo

4. Headspace

5. Line


6. Mail.Ru

7. Snapchat

 8. Tinder


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"For now, the scope of this program is limited to RCE (remote-code-execution) vulnerabilities and corresponding POCs (Proof of Concepts) that work on Android 4.4 devices and higher. This translates to any RCE vulnerability that allows an attacker to run code of their choosing on a user's device without user knowledge or permission," says HackerOne on its website.


Anyways, this is kind of a big deal for white hat hackers as they have an amazing opportunity to earn some serious money by doing their business. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!


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