Find a flaw in the Chrome browser and win a bundle. That’s basically what Google’s message was at its Pwnium 2 competition at the Hack in the Box 2012 Security Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on October 8 – 11.
The only big winner, going by the alias Pinkie Pie, left with a $60,000 prize and a free Google Chromebook. Mr. Pinkie Pie was not in unfamiliar territory either, having also taken home another $60,000 in the first Pwnium competition held earlier this year.
Google engineer, Chris Evans praised the teen for the “full Chrome exploit” but relayed that the Chrome team was able to fix the bugs in less than 10 hours after they were exposed.