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Google could pay out 'infinity million' dollars in reward money

Google could pay out 'infinity million' dollars in reward money

Do you know about security flaws in Google's Chrome browser or Chrome operating system? Then you could become an "infinity" millionaire. It sounds funny, but the offer is real. Google is turning its annual, one-day Pwnium competition into a year-round event with unlimited reward money, so anyone who finds security flaws is in line to get paid.

For the past few years, Google has held its Pwnium contest to entice people to search out and expose security exploits in Chrome and Chrome OS. People who can successfully show previously unknown exploits earn cash rewards from Google. In the past, Pwnium only lasted one day and there was a cap on how much money the company was going to shell out. Not anymore.

[Tim] Willis [Hacker Philanthropist, Chrome Security Team ] further explains, "starting today, Pwnium will change its scope significantly, from a single-day competition held once a year at a security conference to a year round, worldwide opportunity for security researchers. For those who are interested in what this means for the Pwnium rewards pool, we crunched the numbers and the results are in: it now goes all the way up to $∞ million".

Next page: How to get your hands on the money.
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