Google offers $1 million reward to hackers who exploit Chrome

Posted: February 28, 2012 Comments

Google offers $1 million reward to hackers who exploit Chrome.

It’s just occurring to me now that contests like these are just like the design contests that consistently get lambasted each and every time they crop up. I likely don’t hear any recoil about these browser security contests because I’m not in that community, but I’m curious how security firms feel about things like this.

The concept is the same: do some work in a contest environment and possibly win a bucket of cash, in the meantime the corporation behind the contest is getting exponential ROI in both publicity and security research.

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