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News Google offers millions to Chrome OS crackers

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 29 Jan 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    So, the winner gets a pi?
     
  3. WarrenJ

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    Second Paragraph, First Line....

    Probably should spell check.
     
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    Whoopsie - typo fixed, ta!
     
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    $π I like it. Say what you like about google's respect for privacy and copyright, but at least they've got a 'fun' side.
     
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    I know Google has a lot of money but isn't that a bit excessive for a new OS? Such overconfidence could make them lose $pi squared billion. Knock off a couple zeros and you still have a nice prize.
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

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    If you take a closer look at the article: $π million is the overall prize fund, with individual prizes being set at $110,000 or $150,000 depending on the details of the exploit; thus, regardless of how many vulnerabilities are found Google will not have to pay more than $3.14159 million, as that's the total prize fund.
     
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    Its quite clever really, it must be pretty secure anyway as its basically just Chrome with a few icons, therefore they shouldn't end up paying out that much anyway, and definitely better than most PR ideas.
     
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    Dem crackers.

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