The Not-so-L33T Hackers of the World Fail to Crack Google's Chrome OS

By Gary Cutlack on at

Google's latest sponsored hackathon saw it invite members of the hacking community to lay siege to its Chrome OS, offering cash rewards to anyone who found a way to exploit its relatively unpopular streamlined OS. But no one could. It is, for the time being, unbreakable.

Google offered a total prize pool of $3,141,590 at the Pwnium 3 hack event, and although there was no overall winner in terms of cracking the current Chrome OS, Google says it's in the process of evaluating some of the smaller, possible hacks that may have lead to something further down the line.

But there was no big breach. Google was offering prizes of $110,000 and $150,000 to anyone who could deliver an exploit through the browser by visiting a web page. So add "currently unhackable" to that to the list of reasons to go completely mad and treat yourself to a Chromebook Pixel. [TechCrunch]