Google has patched 14 high-risk flaws in its Chrome browser, paying special rewards of $10,000 each to three different security researchers as a "surprise bonus."

"The $10,000 payouts went to Aki Helin, Arthur Gerkis and a researcher known as Miaubiz," writes Threatpost's Dennis Fisher.

"These payments are in addition to the normal rewards that Google pays researchers who find and report security vulnerabilities in Chrome, and they represent a new kind of reward from the company," Fisher writes.

Go to "Google Patches 14 Chrome Bugs Ahead of Pwn2Own, Pays $30k in Special Rewards" to read the detatils.

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