Google raises rewards for those who find vulnerabilities in its products

The Mountain View giant invests huge resources in improving the security of its platforms and last year, among the various initiatives in this area, there was also that relating to the publication of the security commitments of Google Nest, with the aim of collaborating with the user community to identify the various vulnerabilities and eliminate them.

Apparently, that project exceeded Google’s expectations, which decided to take advantage of the Bug Hunters platform to reward those who find relevant vulnerabilities in the company’s smart home ( Nest series ) and wearable ( Fitbit ) devices.

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In practice, the Mountain View giant is committed to double the premium amount for the next six months for all new eligible reports involving Nest and Fitbit devices. The idea of ​​the Google team is to bring together all the devices made by the company, including those not based on Android (and therefore in addition to the Pixel also Nest and Fitbit), in a single program, in order to improve the safety of everything. ecosystem and this by encouraging researchers to report any vulnerabilities found in firmware, system software and hardware products.

These are the products that fall under Google’s new security program:

Google Pixel smartphone

  • Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
  • Pixel 5
  • Pixel 4a 5G
  • Pixel 4a
  • Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
  • Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Google Nest devices

  • Nest Cam (with battery and cable) and Nest Doorbell (with battery and cable)
  • Nest Mini (2nd gen) and Nest Audio speakers
  • Nest Hub Max and Nest Hub (2nd Gen) smart displays
  • Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat
  • Google WiFi and Nest WiFi
  • Google Chromecast with Google TV and Google Chromecast
  • Nest Protect
  • Nest x Yale Lock

Fitbit smartwatch and smart band

  • Fitbit Versa 3
  • Fitbit Sense
  • Fitbit Luxe
  • Fitbit Inspire 2
  • Fitbit Charge 5

In the coming months, this new initiative should begin to bear fruit. We’ll see.

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