Google Pays Out $41,500 in Awards for Chrome 39 Security Fixes
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The Chrome 39.0.2171.65 stable release includes 12 security fixes that Google is rewarding researchers for reporting. In total, Google is paying researchers $41,500 for reporting security vulnerabilities that were fixed in the Chrome 39 release cycle. Google has been paying researchers for finding bugs in Chrome since 2010, and has paid out more than $1.25 million in award money since that time.
The largest single award that Google is paying out in the Chrome 39 release is $7,500 to a researcher identified only as "biloulehibou" for the CVE-2014-0574 vulnerability. That vulnerability is a flaw in Adobe's Flash player, which is directly integrated with Chrome.