back to article Google offers 'INFINITY MILLION DOLLARS' for bugs in Chrome

Google is vastly expanding its popular annual Pwnium hack fest, by allowing hackers to vie try for limitless amounts of cash every day of the year. The contest was previously held once a year at the CanSecWest conference in Canada, with millions in cash on offer to hackers who can take the shine off its Chromium project. The …

  1. Allan George Dyer Silver badge
    Headmaster

    Google admits there are INFINITY MILLION bugs in Chrome!

    Remember, $∞ million / $50,000 = ∞ million

    Their next conference venue is the Hilbert Hotel.

    1. Tromos

      Re: Google admits there are INFINITY MILLION bugs in Chrome!

      Have they taken on some ex-Adobe people?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Google admits there are INFINITY MILLION bugs in Chrome!

        "Have they taken on some ex-Adobe people?"

        Or maybe poached from Oracle?

    2. big_D Silver badge

      Re: Google admits there are INFINITY MILLION bugs in Chrome!

      Yeah, that was my first thought. $∞ Million = $∞ Billion = $∞

      And I thought that Google were supposed to be math geniuses? :-S

      1. fch

        Re: Google admits there are INFINITY MILLION bugs in Chrome!

        The writer of the story doesn't get it, ∞ clearly is a peanut.

        Now if they'd offer ∞ ∞ , that'd really draw the monkeys !

    3. JeffyPoooh
      Pint

      Try rendering CBC.ca without crashing for once in your pathetic life...

      Google Chrome browser on a Google Nexus tablet running Google Android.

      Navigate to CBC.ca and watch it crash and burn.

      Infuriating. Useless P.O.S. $250 tablet that DOES NOT WORK. Google's fault, with help from the empty-headed web coders at CBC.

      Google can't code their way out of a damp paper bag.

      1. logistix

        Re: Try rendering CBC.ca without crashing for once in your pathetic life...

        Works fine for me. Maybe you have something else installed causing problems, or a toolbar, or its already been fixed since you posted this? You should have used a Bit.ly link instead to one of your YouTube or pay per click videos/sites to make some money. Next time!

        1. JeffyPoooh
          Pint

          Re: Try rendering CBC.ca without crashing for once in your pathetic life...

          logistix: "Works fine for me."

          Thus proving beyond a doubt that you're a Google sock puppet. ;-)

          Tablet has been reset six-ways from Sunday. It's Google's fault.

    4. Midnight

      Re: Google admits there are INFINITY MILLION bugs in Chrome!

      Their next conference venue is the Hilbert Hotel.

      I hope they make sure there are no other conferences booked there. The last time I stayed at that hotel they were all out of rooms.

      1. jaime

        Re: Google admits there are INFINITY MILLION bugs in Chrome!

        Won't be a problem since they'll just ask everyone to move up a room to make room LOL!

      2. herman Silver badge

        Re: Google admits there are INFINITY MILLION bugs in Chrome!

        Try Hotel California next time. They always have room.

  2. Adam 1

    If you find one, and it's not fixed in 90 days, can you also sell it to someone else?

  3. Mr C

    incentive & fame&glory vs. keeping exploits secret

    These hacking contest go back many many years,

    It's a good idea to offer money (=incentive) to get other people to find holes they themselves could not find.

    Having said that, the least prolific hackers (or government agencies, <insert favorite here>) are usually the most successful ones, they shy away from publicity and do not seek fame and glory, instead, choosing to keep any discovered holes and exploits closely guarded for these are worth much, much more than what companies are willing to offer.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Chrome...

    ... is slow and laggy on my Nexus 7 2013

    Please wire the 50k to my Cayman Islands account...

  5. xsf

    $∞ million?

    How is $∞ million different from $∞ ?

    1. Al_21

      Re: $∞ million?

      The "million" annoys me a lot more than I'd like to confess.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: $∞ million?

      Some infinities are larger than others?

  6. tony2heads

    but everyone knows

    ∞ = -1/12

    Check out the Ramanujan summation

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Headmaster

      Re: but everyone knows

      No. "Infinity" and "counting to infinity" (the set 1+2+3+...) are two different things. Counting to infinity = -1/12.

      (IIRC, citation for assistance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-I6XTVZXww )

  7. Zog_but_not_the_first
    Headmaster

    INFINITY MILLION?

    Isn't that a googleplex?

  8. hitmouse

    I've been following bugs in Chrome for years without any sight of an attempt to rectify them.

    In a nutshell, any bug that involves Chrome/Google actually recognising non-US dates, temperatures, or other measures simply does not rate.

    1. Tom 38 Silver badge

      That's not a bug, that's a missing feature. Big difference.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      "Isn't that a googleplex?"

      No - that's too small by infinity or so.

      1. ravenviz

        No, you're thinking of a googolplex!

  9. Primus Secundus Tertius

    Simple infinity

    I am surprised hat the 'infinity' image at the top of the article is not a Möbius strip.

    1. Swarthy
      Thumb Up

      Re: Simple infinity

      Wow.. good catch. That is a bit of an oops.

    2. Mephistro
      Thumb Up

      Re: Simple infinity

      Well spotted!

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    beeelions of bugs

    That will have to be no more than $1 each or even Google will run out of money, because I keep on finding bugs.

    The latest - today for some reason when I hit the 'home' icon in Incognito mode I get redirected back to the same page I am already on (not my home page). Genius.

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