Google Will Pay You $100+ If You Just Help Them Out

Joel Lee 03-11-2015

Remember when we told you that Facebook will pay you at least $500 if you report security issues Facebook Will Pay You $500 If You Do This One Thing Facebook has paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to regular users for doing one simple thing. Read More to them? It turns out that they aren’t the only ones in the security bounty game. Google plays, too.


If you find a security hole and report it to Google, you can earn a paycheck ranging from $100 (minor issues) to $20,000 (major issues).

This offer stands for any of Google’s three big websites:,, and It also stands for any Google-developed app on the Play Store or iTunes, and on any Google-developed extension on the Chrome Web Store.


There are five security categories that are eligible for a bounty:

  • Remote code execution.
  • Unrestricted access to file system or database.
  • Logic flaws that bypass significant security controls.
  • Execute unauthorized code on clients.
  • Other valid security vulnerabilities.

In order to qualify, a bug report must properly explain how to reproduce said security issue(s) 8 Ways to Help Open-Source Projects If You're Not a Coder We’ve covered why it’s important to contribute to open-source projects, but what if you’re not a coder? You don't have to learn how to program to help your favorite open-source projects. Many non-programmers volunteer some... Read More . Within each category, the payout amount varies depending on how well the issue was described and how serious the issue is.


Think you found one? Report it to Google here.

Have you ever found a bug or vulnerability on any of Google’s websites or apps? Did you claim a bounty for it? Share your experiences with us down below!

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Related topics: Google, Online Security, Security Breach.

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  1. Anonymous
    November 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    i wish i could