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Google Jokes As They Paid A Guy To Find Out Problems In Their Software

On Friday, Google shared their annual report on their Security Vulnerability Reward Program. It is basically a program where they pay the necessary compensation to all those, who possess the requisite knowledge and expertise to find glitches in their software. In the year 2018, as per Google, they paid an amount of $3.4 million to 317 participants.

Despite making payments to 317 participants, still, there is special mention of one particular story, linked with a researcher known as Dzmitry Lukyanenka. Dzmitry had lost his job and hence went on to become a hunter of software bugs. In return, he got paid a bounty. Google said that they had given more than one reward to Lukyanenko this year and most of those summed up to $1337. There is a way to write elite in a very stylish manner, as a kind of joke, which the programmers have gone on to make for a very long time, since the 1980s. In this modern generation as well, it is quite common for any gamer or a programmer to joke by saying that they happen to be a 1337 h4x0r, signifying that someone is an elite hacker.

This is not the first time that the reward program for finding bugs in Google’s software has managed to crack a joke for the kind of payment they make. If we look back into the bug bounty report of 2015, Google said that they had paid an amount of $6006.13 to a particular researcher, who could manage to buy the domain of Google.com for one minute. Finally, with regard to the reward paid in last year, Google said that half of them had gone towards all those vulnerabilities found by researchers in the platforms of Android and Chrome.

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