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Google has doubled the reward for prospective hackers of its Chromebook’s security system to $100,000. Last year, the search giant’s $50,000 reward for the same purpose was unanswered.

This means anyone who can hack a Chromebook that is working on guest mode will earn $100,000.

“It’s no secret that Chrome takes security seriously. Today, we’re introducing two new changes to expand the Chrome Reward Program ,” said Google in a blog post.

“Great research deserves great awards,” wrote Nathan Parker, Chrome Defender and Tim Willis, Hacker Philanthropist in their blog post.

One of the two changes is increasing the top reward from $50,000 to $100,000. Secondly, Google also extended the scope of the program and included a reward for bypassing Chrome’s Safe Browsing download protection features.

Google has been offering a wide range of bounties starting from $500. Moreover, hackers providing a “well-written patch” with the bug submissions, get a hacker-friendly reward of $1,337.

Users can head to Google’s Reward Programs page to view more details.

Google launch its Vulnerability Reward Program in 2010. Since then Google has been rewarding researchers who can come across and report security issues through Google’s Security Reward Program.

To make Google safer, last year, the company paid more than $2,000,000 to researchers for their work, confirmed Google Security Blog. Google announced Tomasz Bojarski, who found 70 bugs on Google, including one in the vulnerability submission form in 2015, as most prolific researcher of the year.

Such bounty programs are designed for public interest as well as for the benefit of the company. By disclosing software flaws and vulnerabilities, researchers and hackers get a chance to win huge amount of money. On the other hand, the company gets a fair chance to resolve their software issues.

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