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Hack chrome OS and win cold hard cash

technologyEdward KiledjianComment

Google is sponsoring the Pwnium 4 hacking competition taking place at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver in March. Like previous years, Google will use this contest as an opportunity to confirm the security of its Chrome products or find bugs that need fixing.

El Goog (aka the sultan of search, aka Google) is offering :

  • $110,000 USD: browser or system-level compromise in guest mode or as a logged-in user, delivered via a web page.
  • $150,000 USD: compromise with device persistence: guest to guest with interim reboot, delivered via a web page.

You can read the chromium blog post (link)

I am a Canadian living in Quebec so I found the exclusion list particularly interesting. The contest os open to a wide range of participants except residents of Italy, Brazil Quebec, Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea and Sudan. Nice to see Google hold Quebecers in high esteem and in fantastic company. See the rules page here.