Google has pledged cash prizes totaling $1 million to people who
successfully hack its Chrome browser at next week’s CanSecWest security
Google will reward winning contestants with prizes of $60,000,
$40,000, and $20,000 depending on the severity of the exploits they
demonstrate on Windows 7 machines running the browser. Members of the
company’s security team announced the Pwnium contest on their blog on Monday.
There is no splitting of winnings, and prizes will be awarded on a
first-come-first-served basis until the $1 million threshold is reached.