Google Wants You To Hack Chrome, Offers Up To $2 Million
Google recently managed to find lots of bugs and flaws inside their Chrome web browser after holding a contest for hackers, challenging them to break Chrome to win prizes. As a result they found pretty huge flaws on Chrome but they also had to pay big rewards in return. Google has decided to hold the second season of their competition, Pwnium 2 with big rewards that expands up to $2 million US dollars.
Pwnium 2 rewards are as of these -:
- $60,000: “Full Chrome exploit”: Chrome / Win7 local OS user account persistence using only bugs in Chrome itself.
- $50,000: “Partial Chrome exploit”: Chrome / Win7 local OS user account persistence using at least one bug in Chrome itself, plus other bugs. For example, a WebKit bug combined with a Windows kernel bug.
- $40,000: “Non-Chrome exploit”: Flash / Windows / other. Chrome / Win7 local OS user account persistence that does not use bugs in Chrome. For example, bugs in one or more of Flash, Windows or a driver.
- $Panel decision: “Incomplete exploit”: An exploit that is not reliable, or an incomplete exploit chain. For example, code execution inside the sandbox but no sandbox escape; or a working sandbox escape in isolation. For Pwnium 2, we want to reward people who get “part way” as we could definitely learn from this work. Our rewards panel will judge any such works as generously as we can.
Pwnium 2 is scheduled to happen on October 10th, 2012 at the Hack In The Box conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Do you think you can break the most popular web browser in the world?
[Via: Announcing Pwnium 2 Chrome Blog]
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