Google is offering $20,000 and a new Chrome computer to the person who can hack its Chrome browser. The Pwn2Own contest will take place at the CanSecWest Conference in Vancouver, taking place March 9 through 11.
It’s a two-day test; if there are no successful hackers on the first day (using Google code to hack the browser in 30 minutes or less), there will be another chance on day two, with hackers given the chance to use non-Google code for half the cash prize.
Last year, Chrome was the only browser among IE8, Safari, and the iPhone not to get hacked. If hackers lose again, it’s a big win for Chrome.