Google's Giving $60,000 to Hackers Who Can Exploit Chrome
Feb 29, 2012 12:51
This year, Google is sweetening the pot for anyone able to crack Chrome with a million dollars in prizes for successful exploiters. Think you can hack Chrome? Find flaws?
Of course, Chrome isn't the only browser in the contest's six year history to not be exploited. Google will be handing out prizes of $60,000, $40,000 and $20,000 for contestants able to remotely run a fully patched browser running on Windows 7. Finding a "Full Chrome Exploit," obtaining user account persistence
using only bugs in the browser itself will net the $60k prize. Using
webkits, flash, or a driver-based exploit can only earn the lesser
"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," wrote members of the Google Chrome security team in a post on Monday. "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."