If you are a hacker, then hacking the Chrome OS can earn you $2.71 million reward from Google. Interested? Here’s how.
Actually, the web giant has come up with a Pwnium contest, which is a hacking contest. The winner of the contest will be showered with the price money mentioned above. The hacking can be done by individuals as well as can be a team effort.
The contest will be held at the Canadian security conference (CanSecWest, Vancouver 2014) and is scheduled for March 12. There is a whopping amount on the line in the pool if you can go for it. The upcoming event is being tagged as the Pwnium 4. However, the researchers will be allowed to choose either from ARM-powered laptops or Intel.
The hackers were put to test with the Intel Chromebooks in the previous year. $1,50,000 is being offered to either teams or to individuals who will be able to demonstrate Chrome OS system-level compromise delivered through a web page and which can be triggered when one is browsing in the Guest mode. This is expected to be done with the help of the bugs in Chrome.
Google will also be paying $1, 10,000 to either teams or to individuals who will be able to demonstrate a compromise on the Chrome browser-level with Chrome bugs. There will also be a reward for any particular or impressive exploit kASLR (kernel Address Space Layout Randomization). This is a new version of the ASLR anti-exploit technology, which is used by various biggies like Microsoft, Google and Apple in their products.