With the CanSecWest security conference getting ready to kick off on March 9, information about awards for the Pwn2Own hacking contest is out.
This year's cash pot has risen to a whopping $125,000. According to Computerworld, Google will shell out $20,000 to the first researcher who successfully hacks its Chrome browser on the first day of the contest by exploiting two vulnerabilities in Google's code.
The first researchers to hack Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari will pocket $15,000 plus the machine running the browser. As The H notes, Symbian has been dropped from the program this year.
Forbes reports that the mobile phones involved in Pwn2Own will include the iPhone 4, BlackBerry Torch, Dell Venue and Nexus S. A successful hack will land the researcher whatever device they managed to exploit.