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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