Google has launched the Project Zero Security Contest and awarding over $300,000 in prizes to anyone who can hack Nexus 6P and 5X knowing only the devices’ phone number and email address.
If you always wanted to do some hacking and probe new exploits without repercussions but monetary remuneration instead,then here is your chance!
Despite the existence of vulnerability rewards programs at Google and other companies, many unique, high-quality security bugs have been discovered as a result of hacking contests. Hoping to continue the stream of great bugs, Google decided to start their own contest: The Project Zero Prize.
To be eligible to win, contestants are required to dig up vulnerabilities that can be exploited remotely – by sending a text message or an email, for instance.
All winning participants will be invited to describe the bugs they’ve discovered in a short technical report that will appear on the Project Zero Blog.
The winner will scoop $200,000, while the runner-up will receive $100,000. There’s also another $50,000 in the prize pool for any additional winning entries.
Head to the official Project Zero Contest announcement for more details.