Over the years, Google has been emphasizing on its core security architecture, which is evident from the fact that it used to pay freelance developers millions of dollar just to find security hole in its chrome browser. Now it seems that Google is try to expand that horizon towards it mobility platform android, by offering developers hefty sum for security related bugs in its Android platform.In the past Google has given as much as $60,000 per bug to security researchers who have found a bug in chrome during Google organised event.
This month Google has extended the reward scheme to other open source projects including android. Other projects include OpenSSH, BIND and OpenSSL In order to integrate more projects, Google has incorporated path program, which is intended to be an open source bug hunt. Moreover, it would also be an ideal way to give real financial incentives to developers who send patches that can seamlessly improve the security of a project.
By pushing this move, Google has asserted that it is serious about security, which has also been proven with a slew of security improvement incorporated in Android 4.3 and 4.4. Google has also pushed the verify apps feature, in the last update which would take care of the malware aspect of android. This feature scans the apps that are installed on the device and automatically blocks harmful ones.
This is a highly appreciated move and would only increase the security aspect of android which has been debated for a long time. Recently Google has pushed security of it mobile platforms due to the fact that enterprise sector has also started to merge mobile first strategy and Google lags way behind iOS on that aspect.
By: Jimmy Parker
Posted: November 25, 2013, 10:14 am
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