Google has been offering security rewards for finding security bugs in Android for around a year now and since then the company has paid out more than $550,000 to users for finding major security issues in the Android operating system, until now the average amount of money that Google paid out was $2,200 per reward and then $6,700 per researcher. Now Google is offering people who send in reports more money per security flaw found, presumably to encourage more people to find issues with Android. Google is now giving out between 33 and 50 percent more for any reports found after 1st June 2016.
It isn’t only Android that Google encourages users to find security, other companies such as Ubiquiti and also in other areas of Google such as the Chromium platform. If you’re interested in joining the Android security program, you can sign up here.