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Chrome update costs Google almost $14,500

Jan 14, 2011, 17:34 (2 Talkback[s])


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"Google's security update 8.0.552.237 for Chrome closes a total of 16 security holes. One of the vulnerabilities in the browser's speech handling has been rated critical by the developers, as it allows code to be executed outside of the protective sandbox. Developer Sergey Glazunov, who discovered the hole, was awarded $3,133.7 for his find. This is the first time that Google has paid such a high sum since the security reward programme was extended and the reward premiums were increased.

"Glazunov has done well really well, also receiving $1,000 for each of three other holes, and $1,337 for another issue."

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