3.01.2012

Woah! Win up to $1M by hacking Google Chrome!

It was of great awe that I discover this morning how Google Chrome developers have just been so confident of the security of their product that they really got some pretty great awards for those who could break in their security.


Hack Chrome! Get Rewards! Nice nice!


This year again CanSecWest is offering up to ONE MILLION DOLLAR reward for geeks who could crack the Google Chrome codes and bring themselves to the pedestal of their dreams. Yeah, who knows? It might just be another entrepot for such hidden talents that really ought to be brought out of the underground dark.


So here are the compelling prizes to drool so much about:
$60,000 - “Full Chrome exploit”: Chrome / Win7 local OS user account persistence using only bugs in Chrome itself. 
$40,000 - “Partial Chrome exploit”: Chrome / Win7 local OS user account persistence using at least one bug in Chrome itself, plus other bugs. For example, a WebKit bug combined with a Windows sandbox bug.
$20,000 - “Consolation reward, Flash / Windows / other”: Chrome / Win7 local OS user account persistence that does not use bugs in Chrome. For example, bugs in one or more of Flash, Windows or a driver. These exploits are not specific to Chrome and will be a threat to users of any web browser. Although not specifically Chrome’s issue, we’ve decided to offer consolation prizes because these findings still help us toward our mission of making the entire web safer. 
All winners will also receive a Chromebook.
They will issue multiple rewards per category, up to the $1 million limit, on a first-come-first served basis. There is no splitting of winnings or “winner takes all.” They require each set of exploit bugs to be reliable, fully functional end to end, disjoint, of critical impact, present in the latest versions and genuinely “0-day,” i.e. not known to us or previously shared with third parties. Contestant’s exploits must be submitted to and judged by Google before being submitted anywhere else. 
Yey! The bribe is not that bad, so you playful geeks could now start the ball rolling! May fickle fate find you fierce fellows! (^_^)


Source: Chromium Blog

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