Teenage hacker scores $60k for Chrome vulnerability

A hacker has won a $60,000 prize for finding vulnerabilities in Google’s Chrome web browser.

The hacker, who goes by the name of “Pinkie Pie”, won a competition being held by Google to see if the browser could be hacked, in an effort to improve security.

The 19-year old hacker found an exploit just before the deadline of the competition, which Google verified.

“We’d like to thank Pinkie Pie for his hard work in assembling another great Pwnium submission,” Evans wrote. “We’ll post an in-depth look at the bugs used and subsequent mitigations once other platforms have been patched.”

Source: Arstechnica

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