Google sponsoring $1m in rewards to hack Chrome

By on February 29, 2012
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Brush up on your haxX0rZ skills.

During this year’s CanSecWest in Vancouver, Google will be offering rewards of up to $1 million for hackers who are able to exploit their Chrome browser.

The aim of our sponsorship is simple”, wrote  Chris Evans and Justin Schuh, Google Chrome Security Team on the Chromuim blogwe have a big learning opportunity when we receive full end-to-end exploits. Not only can we fix the bugs, but by studying the vulnerability and exploit techniques we can enhance our mitigations, automated testing, and sandboxing. This enables us to better protect our users.”

Rewards are based on the following tiers: $60,000 for a full Chrome exploit, $40,000 for a partial exploit and $20,000 for Flash/Windows/Other 3rd Party exploit. All the rewards will be offered on a first come first served basis, up to the limit of $1 million. 3rd party exploits will be revealed to the appropriate software manufacturers as well. Obviously all winners get a Chromebook too.

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. “


From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous should be happy to oblige 

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