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Researcher Blows $15K By Reporting Bug To Google

March 8th, 2011 03:53 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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CWmike writes “A security researcher lost a sure $15,000 at this week’s Pwn2Own hacking contest because he had earlier a reported the bug to Google, which has patched the vulnerability in its Android Market. ‘I missed out money wise,’ said Jon Oberheide, co-founder and CTO of Duo Security, a developer of two-factor authentication software. ‘But it was good that Google is rewarding researchers. And now I have my first Android vulnerability that qualified for a bounty.’ Google cut a check to Oberheide for $1,337.”

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