Google Will Pay $2.7 Million in Chrome Hacking Contest

Google has said it will host its Pwnium hacking contest at a Canadian security conference in March. The company will be putting $2.7 million at steak to find researchers that can hack its browser-based operating system, Chrome OS.


This year, the contest dubbed Pwnium 4 will put researchers to the test against Chrome OS, but this year Google will let them choose between Intel or ARM-based laptops. Last year researchers were restricted to Chromebooks with an Intel CPU.

Prizes of $110,000 and $150,000 will again be rewarded to individuals or teams who can hack the operating system. The top prize will be handed to those who can deliver an exploit to persistently compromise a HP or Acer Chromebook.

The official rules for Pwnium 4 can be found on Google's Chromium Security page.

[via PC World]

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