View Full Version : Google to offer up to $1 million to hack Chrome

02-28-2012, 11:11 AM
Getting rewards depending on your hacking skills


Google wants hackers to try to find vulnerabilities in Chrome and disclose them to Google. The top prize, 1 million dollars.

Man, we love this stuff. Google is paying hackers for cracking their Chrome browser and stablished a prize ladder with succulent amounts of cash depending on what you have done and also a Chromebook for all the winners.

Here is the bog post from the official Chromium site:

This year at the CanSecWest security conference, we will once again sponsor rewards for Google Chrome exploits. This complements and extends our Chromium Security Rewards program by recognizing that developing a fully functional exploit is significantly more work than finding and reporting a potential security bug.

The aim of our sponsorship is simple: we have a big learning opportunity when we receive full end-to-end exploits. Not only can we fix the bugs, but by studying the vulnerability and exploit techniques we can enhance our mitigations, automated testing, and sandboxing. This enables us to better protect our users.

While we’re proud of Chrome’s leading track record in past competitions, the fact is that not receiving exploits means that it’s harder to learn and improve. To maximize our chances of receiving exploits this year, we’ve upped the ante. We will directly sponsor up to $1 million worth of rewards in the following categories:

$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.

We 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.” We 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.

Want to participate? Head to the link below.

OFFICIAL SITE: http://blog.chromium.org/2012/02/pwnium-rewards-for-exploits.html

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Xenogears V
02-28-2012, 04:06 PM
I want to heard some thing for Sony with Ps3 and Ps Vita. hiihihihihihihihih

02-28-2012, 06:41 PM
I think you should modify the title it's wrong and misleading.

The TOP prize is not 1 millions dollars, it's 60,000 you even have the tiers listed right in the post. They are giving away a TOTAL of UP TO 1 million dollars, not a 1 million dollar prize. you would have to find 17 FULL Chrome only exploits to overpass the 1 million mark. The way you have it worded makes it sound like they are offering a 1 millions dollar prize, which they are not.