Google just tripled its bounty for Linux kernel bugs. Here’s why

Google has kicked off a special three-month bug bounty targeting flaws in the Linux kernel with triple the rewards for security researchers. The new bounty, announced this week, looks to harden the Linux kernel in specific edge cases. It’s offering up to $31,337 (Leet) to security researchers who can exploit privilege escalation in Google’s lab environment with a patched vulnerability; and $50,337 for anyone who can finds a previously undisclosed or zero-day flaw, or for discovering a new exploit technique. .

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