Google baits hackers with $2M!
Search giant Google has challenged hackers at this year’s Pwnium 2 hacking conference to find vulnerabilities in its Google Chrome browser.
A total of $2,000,000 is up for grabs with differing prizes depending on the nature of the vulnerability and whether it exploits plugins or additional software.
Hacks using purely Chrome (which Google call a ‘Full Chrome exploit’) will receive $60,000, hacks exploiting a bug in Chrome and other software (a ‘Partial Chrome Exploit’) will earn $50,000, and flaws or weaknesses in third party software that compromise Chrome (a ‘Non-Chrome exploit’) will win $40,000. Prizes will also be awarded to incomplete or unreliable exploits at the discretion of the judges.
The Pwnium 2 ten year anniversary conference will take place on October 10th in Malaysia and will be part of the ‘Hack in a Box’ security conference in Kuala Lumpur.
Goggle discusses this further in their blog here.
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