Securing software from potential attacks is important business. Google is putting its money where its mouth is and is willing to give away a combined $2.7 million (“$2.71828 million, which is a reference to the mathematical constant e, a concept that’s important to know when writing algorithms.”) for hackers to find exploits in either the HP Chromebook 11 or the Acer C720 Chromebook. As part of a contest called “Pwnium” in March, anyone with decent hacking abilities will be given between $110,000 and $150,000 for successful hacks, which have to be executed through a web page. The hacks that remain even after the laptop is rebooted will get the larger bounties. There will also be bonuses for “clever hacks”.
“Pwnium is to be held at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, Canada. To register for the contest, hackers can email Google at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. PST on March 10.”
VIA [ WalYou ]