Double the amount for the similar competition back in March.
Google has announced the 'Pwnium 2' exploit competition, a hacking contest that will award up to $2 million worth of prizes to people who successfully exploit its Chrome browser.
Earlier this year, Google hosted an event called Pwnium, a competition that challenged aspiring hackers to poke holes in its Chrome browser.
Well, the company has announced their plans for Pwnium 2, which will be held at the "Hack in the Box" 10th anniversary conference in Malaysia and will be offering up to $2 million in rewards.
Well, there you go. You can check out the official Chromium Blog linked below for the full details!Bugging out the browser by exploiting its own code wins the largest award, a cool $60,000. Enlisting the help of a WebKit or Windows kernel bug makes you eligible for a $50,000 reward, and non-Chrome exploits that rely on a bug in Flash or a driver are worth $40,000.
Not confident you can break Chrome? Don't let that stop you -- Google plans to reward incomplete exploits as well, noting that it has plenty to learn from unreliable or incomplete attacks.
NEWS SOURCE #1: Announcing Pwnium 2 (via) Chromium
NEWS SOURCE #2: Google teases hackers with 2 million in prizes announces Pwnium (via) EnGadget
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