Mobile security is paramount and Google is stepping up to the plate to ensure your apps are safe. Today, Google announced that it was launching a new bug bounty program named the “Google Play Security Reward Program”. It aims to encourage developers and white hat hackers to poke and prod apps from the Play Store for vulnerabilities.
Right now, the apps in the new program will be via invite only. The list is small, but distinguished. It includes Alibaba, Dropbox, Duolingo, Headspace, LINE, Snapchat, and Tinder. In addition to those headlining apps, Google will also include all of its Google-developed Android apps currently available in the Play Store. Once the program [...]