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I can do this in my sleep and without even breaking into a sweat!

You can always claim, "I knew that guy …" ←(emphasis on the past tense!)

Google offers up to US$2 million to break Chrome | ZDNet

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When I was in university I showed my friend how you could make a webpage that opens itself in a popup, and hence you get an infinite run of popups. This was before popup blockers, and it was a blatant and obvious flaw because any website could take a computer down in a few seconds.

My friend then proceeded to run this on a remote terminal to a shared mainframe (he had forgot he was using a terminal rather than a standalone machine) – presumably this took down the mainframe being used by hundreds of people, but we didn't stick around long enough to find out :lol:.

Nowadays – I think it is a lot harder to crack a browser. Some people with very high IQs (esp in Russia and Eastern European countries where there's a strong cultural for maths, but living is cheaper) spend all their time working on it, and can find something every few months.


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I think my opening sentence should have said something like, ,"My ineptitude knows no bounds …" but you get the drift!

Google are obviously pretty confident. The bounty has risen from a paltry $20,00 the first time out to the current $2 million, and they apparently don't exclude anybody - BlackHat or not - from having a go!

It will be interesting to read about the outcome. I am sure Google will crow if they come out on top, and the Google nay-sayers will make an equally loud noise if they fail!

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It's clever, because Google will pay the hackers to disclose the flaws, rather than exploit them for illegal and destructive purposes.

Either way, Google looks good.


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Fletch said

I can do this in my sleep and without even breaking into a sweat!

Google offers up to US$2 million to break Chrome | ZDNet
But the biggest prize is only worth $60,000…I'm going back to sleep.


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I liked one of the comments that said, "Are you kidding? It is already broken."  :lol:  :lol:
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prize money is lot high i am sure they are definately confident about their browser security but i don't think it's unbreakable there always a loophole.

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