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Google offers hackers $1 million to expose Chrome bugs


Google has announced prizes worth one million dollars for exposing bugs and vulnerabilities in their Chrome browser, reports ANI.

According to Google employees Chris Evans and Justin Schuh, it is a “big learning opportunity” for company and the staff. They also discussed in detail the different ways in which one can win the cash after finding flaws in the Chrome browser.

Google would award the top 60,000-dollar prize to those who get success in finding a “Full Chrome exploit” flaw in Chrome.

The 40,000-dollar prize would go to a hacker who finds a “Partial Chrome exploit” flaw or bug in the browser.

Finally, 20,000-dollar consolation prizes will be won by the hackers who expose bugs that affect users of all Internet browsers, and not specifically the Chrome.

Google flexes muscles! Offers prizes for exposing bugs in its Chrome Browser “We will issue multiple rewards per category, up to the 1 million dollar limit, on a first-come-first served basis,” said Chrome Security Team in a blog post.
Winners will also get a Chrome book.
Earlier Facebook also offered incentives to programmers who can help expose bugs.

The social networking giant began giving out "White Hat Bug Bounty Program" Visa cards last year, doling out thousands of dollars to hackers who found flaws and paying them on an exclusive debit card, which can be used just like a credit or ATM card.

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