Google has a very large offer for experts who can pwn its Chrome OS operating system. This will happen in 2014 witth its “Pwnium 4” hacking contest that has raised the interest of so many hackers around the world. The good thing about the contest this year is that the contestants can make use of Intl or ARM powered laptops. This has given them additional option to use unlike last year when they were only limited to a single tool which is Intel-powered Chromebook.

The reason for the contest is “security” – nothing more, nothing less. Google is dedicated to making sure that its Chrome should be secured and that no one could ever hack or manipulate it to the point that this company is willing to pay someone with a high price provided he or she can hack the system. The Pwnium 4 will be hosted in march at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver. This is according to Jorge Lucángeli Obes who is a security engineer.

Google offers $2.7M reward to hackers who can take down Chrome OS

Here are the details that you need to know regarding the event:

The eligible Chrome OS exploits include:

·         $110,000 for browser or system-level compromise in guest mode or as a logged-in user, delivered via a web page.
·         $150,000 for compromise with device persistence: guest to guest with interim reboot, delivered via a web page.

This even will determine who among the hackers of the world has the greatest capacity. This will also increase their reputation to other hackers and will be recognized by this huge company.

Software of any kind can be used to as part of the attack provided it should be in its default installation settings. This is what Obes said. He also added that this year's competition allows the ARM-based Chromebook, the HP Chromebook 11 (WiFi), or the Acer C720 Chromebook (2GB WiFi) that is based on the Intel Haswell microarchitecture.

The registration will stop at 5:00 p.m. (PST) Monday, March 10, 2014. The abovementioned criteria should be followed to avoid being disqualified.

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