US$1337 cash prize announced for first Google Chrome bug

Back in January, Google started a program to pay developers who found security vulnerabilities in Chromium and Chromium OS source codes. “As per Mozilla, our base reward for eligible bugs is $500. If the panel finds a particular bug particularly severe or particularly clever, we envisage rewards of $1337. Any security bug may be considered. […]

Back in January, Google started a program to pay developers who found security vulnerabilities in Chromium and Chromium OS source codes. “As per Mozilla, our base reward for eligible bugs is $500. If the panel finds a particular bug particularly severe or particularly clever, we envisage rewards of $1337. Any security bug may be considered. We will typically focus on High and Critical impact bugs, but any clever vulnerability at any severity might get a reward,” notes Google. This week, Google announced Sergey Glazunov as the winner of the top prize of $1337 for their “security fixes awards”. It remains unclear however (for the less tech savvy) what exactlly this $1337 security vulnerability is as Google described it as; “Integer overflows in WebKit JavaScript objects”.