[ISN] Google ups ante for Chrome hack at revamped Pwn2Own

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 03:04:10 -0600 (CST)

By Gregg Keizer
January 23, 2012

HP TippingPoint, the long-time sponsor of the annual Pwn2Own hacking 
contest, has dramatically revamped the challenge and will be awarding a 
first prize of $60,000 this year, four times 2011's top reward.

Google will also significantly increase the money it potentially will 
pay to people able to hack its Chrome browser at the contest.

Pwn2Own will take place over a three-day stretch in early March at the 
Vancouver, British Columbia-based CanSecWest security conference.

Four desktop browsers -- the most up-to-date editions of Chrome, Apple's 
Safari, Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox -- will 
feature as this year's targets, said Aaron Portnoy, the leader of HP 
TippingPoint's security research team and the organizer of Pwn2Own.


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