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Russian programmer won $ 60 thousand for hacking Google Chrome
10.03.2012 12:38
Russian programmer won $ 60 thousand for hacking Google Chrome

Russian student of Tumen State University, Sergey Glazunov, was the first to win $ 60 thousand at Google Pwnium competition for hacking a PC running Chrome browser at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. The total fund of the competition amounts $ 1million.

Google Pwnium project was announced in the end of February 2012 and it was worked out to help the company find out the biggest flaws in its Chrome, patch those flaws, and ultimately make the browser safer.

The total money fund consists of $ 1 million. Depending on the type of a flaw the money funds may raise up to $ 60 thousand, $ 40 thousand and $ 20 thousand.

The work made by Sergey Glazunov was ranked the first category. There is still $940,000 left in the prize fund.

Author: Irina Fomina

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