Thursday, March 8, 2012

Google Chrome finally hacked

It's been 4 years since the Google Chrome was launched, and all these years Google strongly claimed that their browser is the safest. But finally, few days ago a student from Russia hacked Google's browser.

As part of the annual Pwn2Own contest, Google promised thousands of dollars to those who will manage to hack their Chrome browser. $20,000 was promised for hacking Chrome with mistake that is not directly tied to Chrome, twice for the one that applies to Chrome and Windows and 60,000 for hacking with mistake just in Chrome.

In the past four years in this competition no one has managed to hack Chrome, and now a student from Russia, Sergei Glazunov, has succeeded, writes Forbes. This was confirmed on Twitter by Justin Suh, responsible for security in the Google team. Glazunov hacked Chrome in the first day of the competition and ensure himself a prize of $ 60,000.

But Google is a smart company. One of the conditions of this competition, held at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, is that the person who discovers the mistake must give all the details to Google, so Google can fix it and make a more secure browser for us.

Interesting approach by Google for improving their browser!