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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!

Source: ArsTechnica


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  1. Testfunnywtf
    March 5, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    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 .

  2. JunYu Da
    March 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    is it true???

  3. Karuslimor
    March 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    found it... but i'm not telling... ^_^

  4. Cell Travis
    March 2, 2012 at 5:30 am

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

  5. moon master
    March 2, 2012 at 3:04 am

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

  6. Olog-Hai
    March 2, 2012 at 2:17 am

    "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."

  7. Gregory Estevez
    March 2, 2012 at 1:25 am

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

  8. moon master
    March 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    there is already and exploit for google chorme.

    • Dhruv Sangvikar
      March 1, 2012 at 7:36 pm


      • unholybizkit
        March 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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

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