Monday, 27 January 2014 15:10

Google rewards Chrome OS hackers

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In March of this year during the CanSecWest security conference, fourth consecutive Pwnium competition organized by Google will take place. The aim of the competition is to find vulnerabilities in the Chrome OS, and gather and reward hackers who found mistakes that will not be used in criminal purposes, but their knowledge will help Google to build a more secure operating system. Terms of winning cash prizes are pretty strict, which means that to win the award, founder's failure must be original, which means it must not be previously known or partially published or used in other competitions.

This year's prize money is $ 2.7 million and with the amount of money awarded each contestant will receive a gift and Chromebook. Any competitor who finds the failure within the browser or operating system while logged in via Guest mode or via the Internet will win a prize of $110,000. For a larger $150,000 you will need to break into Chrome OS via the Internet in guest to guest mode.

Security of the Chrome OS will be tested on HP Chromebook 11 and  Acer C720 Intel Chromebook devices, each of which will host the latest stable version of Google's operating system. If you are interested in going to the contest, read the official rules here.

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