According to PCWorld.com, Mozilla has increased the bounty it will pay security researchers for information on security flaws in its products from $500 to $3,000.
The reward program applies to Firefox and the Thunderbird e-mail client, as well as the Firefox mobile browser and other services the products rely on. Also eligible are release and beta products.
The new bounty is more than double the maximum $1,337 that Google pays for the most severe bugs.
Computerworld offers Lucas Adamski's, director of security engineering, explanation for the increase:
A lot has changed in the six years since the Mozilla program was announced, and we believe that one of the best ways to keep our users safe is to make it economically sustainable for security researchers to do the right thing when disclosing information.