Google’s prepared to provide away over $2.7 million to people that hack Chrome OS efficiently
However not in the event you hack from the consolation of your personal residence. As an alternative, you will should journey to the CanSecWest safety convention in Vancouver this March to showcase your expertise at Google’s Pwnium four competitors. For many who aren’t acquainted, Google’s been holding these Pwnium contests for years as a way to crowdsource the discovering of safety bugs in each the Chrome browser and Chrome OS.
This yr, like final yr, Google’s providing $one hundred ten,000 for every “browser or system-degree compromise in visitor mode or as a logged-in consumer, delivered by way of an internet web page,” and $150k to anybody who can “compromise with gadget persistence: visitor to visitor with interim reboot, delivered by way of an internet web page.” We do not perceive precisely what meaning, however we really feel sure that with so many dollars at stake, there can be no scarcity of events who do. Plus, there are “vital” bonuses out there for “particulary spectacular or shocking” exploits — so be happy to get artistic, people. Would-be winners also needs to know that the presents are good for hacks carried out on the ARM-based mostly HP Chromebook eleven or the Intel-packing Acer C720, and you’ve got gotta register by 5PM Pacific Time on March tenth to compete. No time like the current, y’all.