Hack the Google Chrome OS and Get $2.7m

Hack the Google Chrome OS and Get $2.7m

Google is offering a $2.7 million prize for those who manage to hack its Chrome OS operating system.

The web giant is holding its fourth Pwnium competition at a Canadian security conference in March, where the prize money will be up for grabs.

The largest monetary prizes will be handed to computer experts who manage to hack into a HP or Acer Chromebook, and remain in control of the machine after a reboot.

There will be smaller $110,000 and $150,000 sums on offer for the individuals and teams who successfully compromise the Chrome OS.

A hacker known as Pinkie Pie claimed the biggest win at last year’s event, taking home $40,000 for pulling off a partial exploit.

This year’s contestants may use Intel or ARM powered laptops for the first time since the event was launched.

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