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Putting a Dollar Sign on Chrome Confidence

At the upcoming CanSecWest conference, hackers will be focused on the benjamins. Those that can crack the Google Chrome browser will walk away with 20,000 Google-supplied dollars, enough to buy a mid-level car or pay for six months at a private university.

Last year conference attendees also tried to bring Chrome to its knees -- to no avail. Maybe Google hopes to make it a double.

Another $105,000 will also be paid if various other bits of software can be broken, including Safari, IE, FireFox and a host of mobile OSes.

Good luck to all participants, though failing to crack these systems would make me feel better about their security.

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/07/2011 at 1:18 PM


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