Google has significantly increased its finder's fee for vulnerability researchers. The web giant announced
Monday that it is now offering $20,000 for bugs that could permit code execution on its production systems; $10,000 for flaws that can lead to issues like SQL injection
, information disclosure and authorization bypass; and up to $3,133.70 for identifying cross-site scripting
and cross-site request forgery weaknesses in applications. For less critical vulnerabilities, researchers will be paid based on the level of risk to users. Google's bug bounty program formally was launched
roughly two years ago and rewards individuals who find security defects in Chrome, Google, YouTube, Wallet, among other properties.