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Pwnium V: Find a Chrome Bugs and Get Never Ending Rewards

Google has cancelled its annual Pwnium hacking contest, saying the shindig was letting vulnerabilities go undisclosed for too long. For the last four years, Google has staged Pwnium as a one-day event giving hackers and security wonks a chance to earn prize money by finding vulnerabilities in the company’s products. 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, Google rewards now goes all the way up to $∞ million. The lowest reward for eligible bugs is $500. If the rewards panel finds the bug particularly severe, the value can be higher. Google also mentioned that this is not a competition, but rather an experimental and discretionary rewards program. Google can cancel or modify the program at any time.

Source: Chromium Blog