A new bug bounty program to be introduced by Google.
Google is soon introducing a new way to root out bugs found on third-party Android apps. The Google Play Security Reward Program will pay users who find various vulnerabilities on Android apps found on the Google Play Store. A similar bounty is also present on Google’s Chrome browser and Chrome OS to which they’ve already paid thousands of dollars.
To do this, Google has coordinated with HackerOne, a bug bounty platform. If you are making an app, you can also opt in the program, provided that you agree to fix the bugs in a timely manner. At the moment, apps like Alibaba, Duolingo, Dropbox, Snapchat and Line are eligible for the rewards program with more apps joining the list soon.
You can report a bug or any vulnerability that you find to the developer, which gives them a maximum of 90 days to resolve it. You can then file a request to Google and if you fit the criteria, you will then be rewarded $1000.