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Google announces Pwnium 2, $2m in rewards for Chrome hacks

Google has announced it will host a second Pwnium hacking competition this October after withdrawing support for TippingPoint's annual Pwn2Own back in February. The event will take place at the Hack In The Box security conference in Malaysia.  This time…

Weekend tech reading: Meet the hackers of Pwn2Own

At a Google-run competition in ­Vancouver last month, the search giant’s famously secure Chrome Web browser fell to hackers twice. Both of the new methods used a rigged ­website to bypass Chrome’s security protections and completely hijack a target computer. But while those two hacks...

Google Chrome breached at Pwn2Own and Pwnium

Ending a three-year streak coming out unharmed at organized hacking challenges, Google's Chrome browser was breached at "Pwn2Own" and the company's own "Pwnium" event yesterday, both of which are running simultaneously at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver. …

Google wants hackers to hammer on Chrome for $1 million

Google has withdrawn support for TippingPoint's annual Pwn2Own hacking competition following rule changes. Previously, entrants were required to reveal all the details about exploits used to compromise security. That stipulation no longer exists and folks are allowed to enter 2012's…