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    Google has announced paying hackers for there Patch programs $500 to $20000

    Are you a Hacker? And wish to get paid by Google? 
    Google is set fo reward Computer Security officials or Hackers who can write and patch programs, Google being one of the most used sites in the world,  Google usually pay/reward ethical hackers for responsibly reporting a vulnerabilities in third -party open -source programs.

    The new program introduced by Google, called "Patch Rewards Program," was launched about 6 years ago, under which Google had been rewarding hackers for reporting severe flaws in many widely used open source softwares, including Linux SSL, OpenSSL, OpenSSH, Apache, Nginx, jQuery, and OpenVPN.

    So far, Google had already  paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to hackers who had reported security flaws or flop found in there system, across the world and hackers who helped improve the overall security of many crucial open source software and technologies that power the Internet, operating systems, and networks.

    The company is set,  as they had decided to motivate volunteer work done by the open source community by providing upfront financial help to project teams, using which they can acquire additional development capacity.
    The support is available for both small teams ($5,000) as well as for a large team ($30,000) of developers.
    In a blog post published today, Google itself described that small teams could get the amount as a reward for fixing a small number of security issues.
    Whereas, large open source teams need to use the funds to heavily invest in security, like providing support to find additional developers, or implementing significant new security features.
    If you run any open source project or want to support any other open-source project, you can nominate it for support from Google by filling out https://goo.gle/patchz-nomination.

    "Any open source project has the chance of being nominated for support. When selecting projects, the panel will lay more emphasis on projects that either are vital to the health of the Internet or are end-user projects with a large user base, as" Google says.

    Google stated  "Our Patch Reward Panel will review submissions on a monthly basis and would be selecting a number of projects that meets the program criteria or requirements. "
    You can find more details on the Patch Rewards Program here, including the list of projects, types of acceptable vulnerabilities, and rewards for qualifying submissions, which ranges from $500 to $20,000.

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