Google will offer participants the Pwn2Own an amount equal to $ 1 million to be divided between those who identify gaps in the Chrome browser.
If Google Chrome is one of the safest browser currently in circulation, not only to the team of developers that takes care of its evolution, but also many users outside the company in Mountain View which participated in the program of safety of colossus. A program that has always allowed for the discoverers of new flaws to get economic compensation in some cases quite important, as evidenced by the total prize money offered by Google for the forthcoming CanSecWest Conference, which will be held the now famous Pwn2Own contest.
“Big G” has in fact put into the pot an amount equal to $ 1 million to be divided between those who succeed in the course of the event to identify vulnerabilities in the browser of the company and to create an exploit that could compromise the security of the system. Depending on the importance of the leak, then you can get a reward of 60 thousand, 40 thousand or 20 thousand dollars, with Windows 7 as operating system on which the tests will be performed.
For the duration of the event Google will donate prizes to the authors of the above findings that a purely temporal orders, until they reach that threshold of $ 1 million. The contest will feature many of the known names in the past to be able to win the prizes offered by Google and other companies at the same event, trying to repeat past successes to the sound of blows against the browser made in the laboratories of Mountain View and up far never was defeated in that contest.
The ultimate goal of Google, in addition to demonstration of the robustness of your application for browsing the Web, is to give food to their engineers to work on new problems, thus further raising the bar of the overall security of the browser. For the participants, as demonstrated in previous editions of Pwn2Own, the task will not be easy, but not try to force protection measures set up by the California Company.