Google Offers Hackers $1M to Find Chrome Bugs

Challenge issued ahead of security conference
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2012 11:52 PM CST
Updated Feb 29, 2012 12:02 AM CST
Google CEO Eric Schmidt talks about the Google Chrome operating system.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – Google is challenging hackers to find holes in its Chrome browser—with a sweetener. The company is offering a total of $1 million in prizes to people who can find bugs or vulnerabilities in Chrome at next week's CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, reports Wired. Hackers stand to win $60,000 for a "full Chrome exploit" using only bugs found in Chrome, $40,000 for a "partial exploit" using a Chrome bug plus a bug elsewhere, or a $20,000 "consolation reward" for a Chrome hack using bugs found in Flash or Windows. (Read more Google stories.)

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