Geohot Wins $150,000 For Finding ChromeOS Exploits

Geohot is considered one of the most popular iOS hackers in the jailbreak community. This awesome guy didn't only jailbreak iPhone but also he made a great achievement in PS3 jailbreak. Today he has just won $150,000 from Google for finding ChromeOS exploits.

Google recently held its Pwnium competition in which hackers are awarded for finding original and unreported exploits relying on security bugs in Chrome OS including Chrome coupled with Flash / Chrome OS kernel and firmware / default apps on Chrome OS.

From Google's press release
Congratulations to geohot for an epic Pwnium competition win. Pinkie Pie provided a fascinating set of vulnerabilities that will be rewarded through the Chrome VRP program. Moreover, one of the bugs exploited by VUPEN on Pwn2Own affected Chrome OS.
We’re delighted at the success of Pwnium and the ability to study full exploits. We anticipate landing additional changes and hardening measures for these vulnerabilities in the near future. We also believe that both Pwnium submissions are works of art and deserve wider sharing and recognition. We plan to do technical reports on these submissions in the future.
Google has already updated ChromeOS with the necessary security fixes for Pwnium. 

Well done Geohot ! You are the one and we all miss you..


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