Google has so much confidence in the security of its Chrome web browser that it is willing to pay $20,000 to anyone who can hack into it.
Those interested in stepping up to the challenge will get their chance at the Pwn2Own contest at next month's CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, Canada. Contestants will receive $20,000 and a new notebook computer if they successfully hack the browser.
The rules of the prize state the hacker must finish the Chrome crack in no more than 30 minutes, using only Google-written code on the Windows 7 or Mac OS X operating systems.
If competitors are unable to crack the browser in the contest’s first day, participants will get a second chance using non-Google code, and still be eligible for $10,000 from contest sponsor HP Tipping Point, and $10,000 from Google.