Eduardo Vela of the Google bug bounty team,It was just announced in a security blog in early November that from now until at least the end of January 2022, they will provide higher remuneration to security personnel who find Linux kernel vulnerabilities.If you happen to submit a vulnerability in the next three months and get a confirmation, the tech giant will pay $31,337 for the privilege escalation vulnerability. If it is a previously unpatched vulnerability, or a new exploit technology, you can also get a reward of $50,337.
This bounty is doubled, and Google promised to last at least three months.
Obviously, Google hopes to use higher bonuses to encourage more security researchers to explore the kernel field and actively report their findings.
Conversely, this will also help improve Google’s business security in Android, Compute Engine, and internal Linux systems/server farms.