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Google will hand out prizes of $60,000, $40,000, and $20,000 for contestants able to remotely commandeer 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 amounts.
"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."
Originally posted by pianopraze
It's not every day that a company is willing to pay up to one MILLION dollars for anything... let alone hacking them!
Even after seeing this however, I still don't plan to use Chrome anytime soon.
Firefox and Opera 63.2%
Internet Explorer 48%
The results are there for all to see, with Google Chrome topping the list for the first time in quite a while.
Originally posted by OwenGP185
This is playing with fire if you ask me, it could turn into a competition to hack every update for Chrome.
Originally posted by ypperst
reply to post by pianopraze
I heard some time ago they had a hacking contest on something apple made, and only the worlds best (known) hacker got through, and some time after one more did it.
There is a lot of these hacking contests around