Google to offer up to US$2.7 million for people to hack Chrome OS at Vancouver conference
Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 6:46PM
Nicole Batac in CanSecWest, Chrome OS, Chrome browser, Events and Launches, First Looks, Google, News, Press release, Pwnium, Security, hack, hack contests

Care to earn some extra cash and in Vancouver this March? Google is opening registration for Pwnium contest this March at CanSecWest security conference to be held in the coastal seaport city. The tech giant uses the Pwnium contest to discover bugs in both the Chrome operating system and browser.

Google will be offering US$110,000 for each exploit satisfying the criteria “browser or system-level compromise in guest mode or as a logged-in user, delivered via a web page.” And $150,000 for those who can “compromise with device persistence: guest to guest with interim reboot, delivered via a web page.” There will also be “significant bonuses for demonstrating a particularly impressive or surprising exploit.” The hacks can be performed on the Intel-based Acer C270 or ARM-based HP Chromebook 11. Registration is open until 5pm Pacific Time on March 10.

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