Google Will Pay Up To $1 Million To The Google Chrome Hackers

By | March 2, 2012 | 4 Comments


Google Will Pay Up To $1 Million To The Google Chrome HackersThe keyword here is “up to”.

As if the Pwn2Own contest was not enough, Google will be holding its own competition at the CanSecWest security conference.

Called Pwnium, contest attendees will be asked to exploit the Google Chrome web browser and in return, will be rewarded as follows:

$60,000 – “Full Chrome exploit”
$40,000 – “Partial Chrome exploit”
$20,000 – “Consolation reward, Flash / Windows / other”

So where does this $1 million reward come from? Well, Google will be giving away money not for the first two or three hackers, but for pretty much everyone, who manages to compromise their web browsers security.

As simple as that.

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  • adumpaul

     What is the benefits to pay the Google Chrome Hackers?

    • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

      I guess they value security :)

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

      Haha, they aren’t paying for being hacked, they’re paying for hackers to become more interested ($) to discover how to hack Chrome and tell Google so they can fix the hypothetical security hole.

  • Tiago Sá

    Problem is, the real crackers don’t give a damn about money, and they are the ones who exploit this stuff.