Google offers $200,000 for Android-busting exploit

September 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Google has just announced a big-money bug-chasing competition for Android – and this one is a contest with an interesting twist.

Simply put, you do this:

  1. Choose one of Google’s official “over the air” Android 7 firmware releases for the Nexus 5X and 6P phones.
  2. Figure out a remotely exploitable sequence of bugs by which you can steal files from another app.
  3. Prove your exploit to Google within a one-hour “hacking window”.
  4. Pocket $200,000.

Once the main prize has gone, there’s another $100,000 for second place, and $50,000 to be split amongst other winners.

Copyright: Sophos Naked Security

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