Google hacking contest offers $27mln to winner
Google Hacking Contest Offers $27mln To Winner
This year, Pwnium 4, will be hosted in March at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, Canada.
“With a total of $2.71828 million in the pot, we’ll issue Pwnium rewards for eligible Chrome OS exploits at $110,000 for browser or system-level compromise in guest mode or as a logged-in user, delivered via a web page,” it said.
Google will also pay $150,000 for providing an exploit to be able to persistently compromise an HP or Acer Chromebook.
The earlier editions of Pwnium competitions focussed on Intel-based Chrome OS devices, but this year Google will allow researchers to also choose from ARM-based Chromebook, the HP Chromebook 11 (Wi-Fi) and the Acer C720 Chromebook (2GB Wi-Fi) based on Intel’s Haswell microarchitecture.