Google Puts a Whopping $20K on the Line to Crowdsource Chrome Security

February 3, 2011 – In The News
Google is offering a $20,000 reward to the person who successfully hacks into the Chrome web browser. Some say the contest is a cheap way to discover software vulnerabilities and new talent while others say it's an elaborate vote of confidence from Google. Scott Vernick says the prize is probably a little of both.

"Better buzz, better security and a better vibe with hip technorati, Google's recent change in leadership signals its intent to remain cutting edge, and security continues to be top of mind for the computer behemoth," said Scott Vernick. "Offering a prize, particularly related to Google code, not only means better security, but also reinforces Google's image as the company to beat."

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