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With $Pi Million In Prize Money At Stake, No Takers At Google's Pwnium 3

chicksdaddy (814965) writes | about a year and a half ago

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chicksdaddy writes "With $3.14159 million in prize money at stake, Google's Chrome OS has withstood attempts to hack it in the company's semi-annual Pwnium contest in Vancouver, a Google spokeswoman told The Security Ledger.
Google's Pwnium Contest had no takers for prizes totaling $3.14159 million. In a statement Thursday, Google spokeswoman Jessica Kositz said that the company did not receive any winning entries during the day-long contest, but that the company is evaluating work that may qualify for a partial prize.

Admittedly: Google didn't make the job easy. Chrome's native security features pose a considerable challenge to hackers under normal circumstances. Then, on Monday, Google released an update fixing 10 vulnerabilities in Chrome — five of them rated "High." Any of those might have contributed to a hack that would warrant a six figure payout under Pwnium's rules. Instead, Google paid between $1,000 and $2,000 for each vulnerability to the researcher responsible for disclosing it to the company."

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