Google Offering $1 Million Bounty for Chrome Exploits

money_wallet_logosized_jan09.jpgGoogle is offering up to $1 million in total bounties for hackers who can find security exploits in its Chrome browser. There’s no better way for the Chrome team to shore up security problems than by inviting people to point them out. The contest will convene at Chrome’s table at the CanSecWest security conference from March 7-9.

There are three tiers of rewards, all for bugs in the Windows environment. A full exploit of bugs in Chrome itself will net you $60,000, a partial exploit that combines a Chrome bug with other bugs gets $40,000, and the consolation prize is $20,000 an exploit of Chrome using bugs in Flash, Windows or something else. All winners also get a Chromebook.