Doc Snow

Google bets $20K that Chrome can't be hacked

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Googles offering $20K to the first researcher to successfully exploit its browser @ this years Pwn2Own hacking contest. Aparently it's the biggest reward ever offered for this anual event.

Also the first ones to hack Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari will receive $15K and the machine running the browser they hacked. The prizes are $5,000 more than those given at the last Pwn2Own and three times more than the 2009 awards.

HPTippingPoint’s 5th annual Pwn2Own contest will be held March 9th-11th in Vancouver

Further reading:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9207939/Google_bets_20K_that_Chrome_can_t_be_hacked?source=rss_security

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Googles offering $20K to the first researcher to successfully exploit its browser @ this years Pwn2Own hacking contest. Aparently it's the biggest reward ever offered for this anual event.

Also the first ones to hack Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari will receive $15K and the machine running the browser they hacked. The prizes are $5,000 more than those given at the last Pwn2Own and three times more than the 2009 awards.

HPTippingPoint’s 5th annual Pwn2Own contest will be held March 9th-11th in Vancouver

Further reading:

http://www.computerw...ce=rss_security

One company claimed to have a breach of Google's sandbox. They sell to government and military types. They had no intention of telling Google what the problem was. Assuming it was legit, I wonder if it still works. Google might have found it and corrected it. Either way, they probably made money off it with professional exploit kit + 0day combinations selling for up to a million a year over here. (source: an article on 0-day & infowar companies in the US)

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would have loved to have a shot @ this, but unfortunately, im almost at the other side of the planet

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