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Google raises rewards for its kCTF exploit-focussed vulnerability bounty focussing on Linux kernel zero-day flaws. And changes some rules.

Google will pay between $20,000 and $91,337 to researchers who create exploits of vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, the Kubernetes container management system, and Google Cloud's Kubernetes Engine.

This builds on the three-month bounty Google introduced in November, where it tripled rewards for exploits against new and previously unknown Linux kernel bugs. The idea was that the crowd would uncover new kernel exploitation techniques, for services running on Kubernetes in the cloud in particular.