Sunday, 15 February 2015

Prize For Hacking Chrome During Pwn2Own

During a hacker contest next month in Vancouver held hackers and researchers can win the grand prize by hacking Google Chrome. Who a vulnerability in Google's browser on Windows 8.1 knows how to find can earn $ 75,000.

This is more than for leaks is offered in other browsers. The game in question is the annual Pwn2Own contest, which takes place during the CanSecWest conference. Every year, researchers and hackers at the event to test the security of browsers.After the prize for Google Chrome follows Internet Explore 11 where a reward of $ 65,000 to be offered. Apple Safari on Mac OS X Yosemite follows with $ 50,000 in the third. Finally provides a successful hack of Mozilla Firefox at $ 30,000.

Besides the four browsers will be tested also the security of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player. A successful attack on both programs make $ 60,000 on. This year, the difficulty for participants is much higher than previous years because the exploits that should be developed with Microsoft's free security tool EMET works.

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is precisely designed to neutralize the effect of exploits. As a result, researchers now take two hurdles. Researchers who through their exploits on a Windows computer code with SYSTEM privileges can perform get an extra $ 25,000 reward. In addition, Google will in the case of a Chrome hack pay an additional reward of $ 10,000. Pwn2Own will take place on 18th and 19th March.

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