New Delhi, NFAPost: Google in a blog post revealed Indian cybersecurity researcher Aman Pandey from Bugsmirror was regarded as the top-most researcher for reporting and submitting vulnerabilities in Android, making the OS safer for the users.
Pandey submitted 232 vulnerabilities in 2021 alone. Google has also paid a whopping $8.7 million in vulnerability rewards. Security researchers of the firm have reported vulnerabilities not just in Android but also in Google Chrome, Search, Play and other products too.
Google’s Sarah Jacobus, from the Vulnerability Rewards Team, highlighted that ever since Pandey submitted his first report all the way back in 2019, he has managed to report over 280 vulnerabilities to the Android Vulnerabilities Rewards Program, while also being a crucial part in making the program so successful.
Around 115 Chrome VRP researchers were rewarded for 333 unique Chrome security bug reports submitted in 2021, totaling $2.2 million in VRP rewards. $3.1 million was awarded for Chrome browser security bugs and $250,000 for Chrome OS bugs, out of the total $3.3 million.