Google Devices security rewards program covers Pixel, Nest

Last year, Google introduced a new Bug Hunters platform to encompass all of its vulnerability reward programs. A extended “Android and Google Device Security Reward Program” now brings Nest and Fitbit into the fold with Pixel.

Building on our previous programs to improve built-in device security, we are consolidating all of our proprietary devices into one program, starting with Google Nest, Fitbit and Pixel.

Notably, the “Android Security Reward Program”, which already included Pixel phones, has been expanded to become the “Android and Google Device Security Rewards Program.” Google hopes this will make it “more easy for researchers to submit a vulnerability in proprietary devices and improve consistency between our severity attributions.”

The company is scanning for vulnerabilities in firmware, system software and hardware, and will double smart home – building on previous pledges – and wearable device reward amounts over the next six months. Additionally, it “retroactively pays out higher rewards for eligible Google Nest and Fitbit device reports submitted in 2021.”

We will continue to take reports on our web apps, services and mobile apps at their existing reward levels. Please keep coming!

The scope of the program is as follows, although current smart home and fitness devices do not run Android:

pixel: Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Google Nest

  • Cameras and doorbells: Nest Cam (battery), Nest Cam (wired), Nest Doorbell (battery), Nest Doorbell (wired)
  • Speakers: Nest Mini (2nd Gen), Nest Audio
  • Displays: Nest Hub Max, Nest Hub (2nd Gen)
  • Thermostats: Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Thermostat
  • Wi-Fi: Google Wi-Fi, Nest Wi-Fi
  • Casting: Chromecast with Google TV, Chromecast
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detector: Nest Protect
  • Door lock: Nest x Yale lock

Fitbit: Versa 3 (connected watch), Sense (connected watch), Luxe (tracker), Inspire 2 (tracker), Charge 5 (tracker)

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