Friday, August 17, 2012

Finally, Google does it right: $2 million bug bounty for Chrome

In March of 2011, I publicly named Chrome as my "browser of choice" (see my story here) in this Mad Magazine world of cyberspy vs. cyberspy. At the time, I lamented not being able to run Chrome on my iPhone and iPad. That has since changed. Now, in today's Network World story (see here), Google is doing what EVERYONE SERIOUS ABOUT SECURITY should have been doing, and raised their show-us-our-flaws bug bounty to $2 million.

Too bad we don't have coherent cybercrime law that would allow someone to have a similar contest for identifying and crippling cyber thieves.

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Implementation suggestions for THE MORGAN DOCTRINE are most welcome. What are the "Got'chas!"? What questions would some future Cyber Privateering Czar have to answer about this in a Senate confirmation hearing?