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Since 2010, Google has paid anyone who reports a bug in the Chrome browser. If becoming a digital bounty hunter sounds like a sweet gig, Google is upping the reward. Highlights include tripling the maximum baseline reward from $5,000 to $15,000 and doubling the maximum reward for a "high quality report" from $15,000 to $30,000, according to a Chrome Security blog post.

Chrome OS also increased its standing reward to $150,000 for "exploit chains that can compromise a Chromebook or Chromebox with persistence in guest mode." Security bugs found in firmware and lock screen bypasses also generate rewards, Google said Thursday.

"The additional bonus given to bugs found by fuzzers running under Chrome Fuzzer Program is also doubling to $1,000," the blog post said.