Google awards $60,000 to Chrome hackers

San Francisco, CA (KGO) – A teenage hacker, who goes by the name Pinkie Pie, wins Google's $60,000 “bug bounty.”

The web search engine is the latest company to offer big bucks to hackers who can find security problems.

Pinkie Pie uncovered a vulnerability in the Chrome browser in the contest this week.

Google fixed the problem with a software update about 10-hours after the teen exposed the bug.

Pinkie Pie was one of two hackers to score the top prize Google's first “bug bounty” earlier this year.

 

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