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Indian techie Aman Pandey gets special mention for Google bug bounty interventions

As part of the Google bug bounty program, the tech giant has thanked Indian techie Aman Pandey for reporting vulnerabilities and keeping Android safe for users.

By: DIVYA
| Updated on: Feb 13 2022, 15:10 IST
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The Indian researcher Aman Pandey has been finding Android bugs for Google since 2019. (MINT_PRINT)

An Indian researcher, Aman Pandey, has just received a big shoutout from Google for finding Android bugs and revealing them to the company under the Google bug bounty program. He has thereby kept Android safe for users. Now, for keeping its website and services safe and secure for everyone, Google has honoured Aman Pandey for his many achievements. Basically, this is part of the Google bug bounty program under which Google pays security researchers to discover flaws in its software. In a recent blog post, Google released the 2021 year review in terms of 'Vulnerability Reward Program' where security researchers identify and fix thousands of vulnerabilities in Google services. The main highlight is that Google thanked Aman Pandey of Bugsmirror Team as he has become the top researcher reporting and submitting vulnerabilities in Android.

"Aman Pandey of Bugsmirror Team has skyrocketed to our top researcher last year, submitting 232 vulnerabilities in 2021! Since submitting their first report in 2019, Aman has reported over 280 valid vulnerabilities to the Android VRP and has been a crucial part of making our program so successful," Google said while giving special shoutout to the top researchers to keep Android safe and secure.

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Who is Aman Pandey?

Aman Pandey is the founder and CEO of the Bugsmirror site, which is an Indore-based company registered in 2021. Bugsmirror is working on security research projects for the last three years.

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2021 was a record-breaking year

Not just the Indian researcher, but Google thanked the whole research community, which has contributed to keeping Google safe and secure from vulnerabilities. The tech company said that the Vulnerability Reward Programs across Google continued to grow, and even in 2021, it has given away a record-breaking $8.7 million in rewards for vulnerabilities. Not just this, but Google awarded the highest payout in Android VRP history in 2021. The Chrome VRP also achieved some new records this year, with 115 Chrome VRP researchers receiving $3.3 million in VRP prizes for 333 unique Chrome security bug reports submitted in 2021.

Google also launched bughunters.google.com website last year, a special portal to keeping Google products and the internet safe and secure. It brings all the Google's Vulnerability Reward Programs at one place such as Google, Android, Abuse, Chrome, and Google Play and making security bug submission easier than ever.

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First Published Date: 13 Feb, 15:10 IST
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