Google will pay you $ 20,000 if you hack its browser. Start making preparations.
CanSecWest, The world's most famous convention on the subject of digital security, will take place this year on 9-12 in March Sheraton Wall Center Vancouver and again will attract the best security experts and the ranks of the leading hackers to compete with each other, and of course also for monetary prizes.
As every year will also be announced The Hacking Competition Pwn2Own In which participants will compete for the shortest time to hack operating systems, browsers and everything next door. This time there is a new player in the neighborhood - Google's new operating system - theChrome OS, And the search giant encourages the participants to throw everything they have into it. The site ZDNet Reports that Google Will sign an 20 check for $ 1,000 for the first user to break into a netbook running its operating system through loopholes in its Chrome browser.
In addition, 15 prizes will be offered $ 1,000 each for system break-ins Windows 7 And the Internet Explorer browser (2010) system that has been hacked in a 64 bit contest updated in every possible security update Mac OSX With a browser Safari (Which was hacked in a competition held in 2009 in just ten seconds) and also the popular Firefox browser on each of the systems. In addition, cellular devices will also participate in competitions, with the goal being to hack them through the cellular network itself. Among the participants you will see the Dell Venue that will run WP7, iPhone 4 with iOS, BlackBerry Torch with BlackBerry OS 6 and of course the Nexus S with system Android 2.3.
It should be noted that last year's competition chromium Was the only browser that was not hacked at all, but this year, along with the high prize money, the competition and the efforts will be increased several times and perhaps this year will also burst.