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[PW] Google Offers Bounty Of $20,000 And CR-48 If Chrome Is Cracked.

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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...e_cracked.html

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Google is so confident that its Chrome Web browser can't be hacked that it is willing to put $20,000 cash and a Chrome CR-48 notebook on the line to prove it. At the 2011 Pwn2Own contest, held in conjunction with the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver next month, Google will put its money where its proverbial mouth is.

The Chrome Web browser is the only participating browser with built-in sandbox protection. The sandbox segregates untrusted or potentially malicious scripts so they are unable to impact the core browser, or the underlying PC. Because of the sandbox, it will take some extra effort for an attack against the Chrome Web browser to be considered a success.
Sandbox protection eh....
How on earth do you combat built in Noscript?
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Sounds like they've done a good job!

That's a really smart publicity stunt!
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Am I the only one who fears that one of the real geeky guys who works in security will crack it and they'll be unable to close the hole again, making Chrome hackable? All for it if they can close the hole, but what if they can't?
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I wouldn't worry biohazard, Google has some pretty ridiculously smart people working for them, and if they want their browser secure they have enough money to make it happen.
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Am I the only one who fears that one of the real geeky guys who works in security will crack it and they'll be unable to close the hole again, making Chrome hackable? All for it if they can close the hole, but what if they can't?
At the Pwn2Own contest, they have to sign a liability thing that states the person whatever method they used they can't publicize it and give full disclosure of what they did for the hack to the people there...or something like that.
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I would imagine that if someone cracked it the prize would be $20,000, the CR-48 and a job offer.

Not a new idea but a good one, $20,000 is cheap for a good test of their security, and of course they will be interested in any flaws found.
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google ftw
    
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hackers are some of the best at what they do. Just one of them can turn hundreds of thousands of people into chaos.

google doing this and hoping they don't get owned is akin to throwing rocks at a wasps nest and hoping they can't sting you.
    
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How on earth do you combat built in Noscript?
Using Yesscript?
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hackers are some of the best at what they do. Just one of them can turn hundreds of thousands of people into chaos.

google doing this and hoping they don't get owned is akin to throwing rocks at a wasps nest and hoping they can't sting you.
Yeah but with a bee suite on...and the suite is what you are teSTING. They designed it they put it on now they wanna test it.
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