Google launched its program to find more vulnerabilities in 2010, as an incentive to encourage researchers to take the hard work to find possible exploits.
In 2015 the company added in the Android program and began offering research grants, which are lump sum paid by the researchers before starting the study, thus ensuring that researchers receive an award and a negative result.
These changes have resulted in the payment of more than $ 200,000 to researchers Android vulnerabilities, with the largest payment of $ 37,500 Tomas Boyarsky, who found 70 bugs in the operating system from Google. Overall, more than $ 2 million was paid in Google last year.
The research program has become profitable for both sides. Who found the vulnerability were richly rewarded, and Google, as its turn, was able to protect themselves from potential problems.
This year, the search giant plans to expand the program in 2016, so we can expect an even greater amount of remuneration for the vulnerabilities found.