Missed out on the $50,000 Google originally promised for hacking a Google Chromebook in guest mode? You’re in luck! They just upped the ante to a cool $100,000.
Obviously, this a HUGE win for Google to begin with. They offered a plentiful loot of $50k to hack a Chromebook and received ZERO takers. The $100k offered is an incentive that would inspire the lowliest of hackers.
Google revealed on their blog this Monday that the $100k would be paid to any hacker who could reveal a PERSISTENT hole in the guest login.
The company received absolutely no applicants for their $50k prize. Was no one interested in the offer? Highly unlikely. In order to maximize the pool of applicants and provide a stellar reward, Google decided $100k would be a much nicer prize to would-be hackers.
The fact that the guest mode of a Chromebook is so iron-clad is an insanely huge incentive for anyone purchasing a Chromebook, especially in the education sector. By proving that the guest mode is almost impenetrable exhibits the extreme security implemented in the ChromeOS operating system.
Guests can easily download any application to a Chromebook. The difficulty comes in actually EXECUTING the downloaded code, of which, there is virtually no way. Want to prove me wrong? You might just earn yourself $100k!
ChromeOS is protected by processes that run applications in a sandbox environment. The “verified boot” option will also disengage any applications that are not verified by Google itself.
The reward is paid to anyone who can “hack” ChromeOS through a webpage that is persistent through a reboot. Other rewards include violating in “safe browsing mode” when logged into a traditional account.
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Missed out on the $50,000 Google originally promised for hacking a Google Chromebook in guest mode? You’re in luck! They just upped the ante to a cool $100,000. Obviously, this a HUGE win for...