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Google Will Offer $1 Million in Rewards for Hacking Chrome in Contest

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Forbes: For the past three years, no one has found an exploitable bug in the Chrome browser during the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest–largely because not many people have tried–but that could change next week. Google has announced that it will pay up to $1 million dollars in bug bounties during the contest. Specifically, it will pay $20,000 per security bug that affects all browsers, $40,000 per bug specific to Chrome, and $60,000 per bug that exists only in Chrome, up to a maximum of $1 million.

Google’s payouts could easily surpass the prize money offered by the contest organizer: the first, second and third place winners will receive $60,000, $35,000 and $15,000, respectively.

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