Google Fixed Chrome's $60,000 Security Problem In 24 Hours

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Google has fixed the security vulnerability that made it possible for Russian student Srgey Glazunov to crack the browser open as part of a hacking competition, reports Ars Technica.Google put its Chrome browser to the test at CanSecWest, a hacker convention in Vancouver. Up to $1 million was on the table for whoever was able to pose a legitimate threat to the browser.

Receipt of the money was conditional upon the hacker explaining what he did to get through Chrome’s security measures, and Glazunov’s method earned him a cool $60,000.

Google held the competition as a means to improve its browser, and with this hole newly patched, it seems that it worked.

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