Google will pay $20,000 to break Chrome – calling all hackers

• 04/02/2011

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Google Chrome is seen as the fortress browser with a mote surrounded by sharks to which nobody can break into with regards to other browsers such as Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox. This is based off the Pwn2Own hacking competition where Google Chrome walked out un-hacked for the past 2 years.

Google is feeling pretty confident its browser is still as secure as it once was, and so they are giving away $20,000 and a CR-48 Chrome OS netbook to anyone who can find a bug in its code and execute a clean sandbox escape on day one of Pwn2Own 2011. If that just doens’t end up happening, the contest organizer TippingPoint, will make a $10,000 prize to anyone who can exploit Chrome and exit the sandbox through non-Google code on days two and three of the event.

If you or someone you know can hack like mad, registration for the contest is March 9th – 11th 2011 in Vancouver, BC at the CanSecWest conference.

[pic – via Engadget]
[Source – TippingPoint]

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