Attention Hackers: Win Your Share Of 1 Million Dollars For Hacking Google Chrome [News]

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Google is desperate for you to find exploits in Chrome, so much so that they are willing to pay out a million dollars in total prizes to the people who do. Google will have up to three winners, paid out on a first come, first served basis. For a full Chrome exploit, you will net a cool sixty thousand dollars. If you find a partial exploit, Google will throw you forty thousand, and they will throw twenty thousand if you find an exploit that could cause problems for Chrome users, but is not a Chrome specific problem. As an added bonus, successful winners will receive a free Chromebook.

This is all part of the CanSecWest security conference and the Pwn2Own contest, where Chrome has been the only browser never to be successfully brought down. Google is begging for it, and upping the payout should really help motivate people to try hard to break in.

In a way, Google is happy that their browser offers top security. Chris Evans and Justin Schuh said, “While we’re proud of Chrome’s leading track record in past competitions, the fact is that not receiving exploits means that it’s harder to learn and improve.” They went on to say, “To maximize our chances of receiving exploits this year, we’ve upped the ante. We will directly sponsor up to $1 million worth of rewards.”

It all starts Wednesday, March 7th, so there is still time to find those exploits and try to get a piece of that one million dollars!

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Source: ArsTechnica

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moon master

there is already and exploit for google chorme.

Dhruv Sangvikar



Dont listen to him he just wants the million dollars :P


Gregory Estevez

What are the chances of this back-firing on google..humm



“Google will have up to three winners”

I don’t think this is right. I believe they’re going to pay out the $60K/$40K/$20K prizes until the $1 million is exhausted, assuming that there will be enough people who come up with exploits. The official blog post states “We will issue multiple rewards per category, up to the $1 million limit.”


moon master

there is already an exploit that’s out for chrome version 8. (: 


Cell Travis

I wonder if Mozilla would consider having a competition like this for its Firefox browser.



found it… but i’m not telling… ^_^


JunYu Da

is it true???



How much money  if i exploit whole Google whithout a single line of code?
I don’t need the money …
so here is the exploit
go to and don’t type anything  at all
just wait to search only for something that really really matters….
your are going to wait for a long time then search honestly
repeat that everyday and you will have spend much of your free time
that ‘s the exploit
you give google nothing but it takes all your free time maybe all your life…
that’s for sure an exploit that affects user…

Now i want all the money of google .

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