Native Client

Dowd, Hawkes Win Google Native Client Attack Contest

Mark Dowd and Ben Hawkes, two well-known security researchers, have won a contest put on by Google to find exploitable security flaws in the company’s Native Client system. The pair discovered 12 exploitable issues, seven more than the next most successful team.

Google wants to buy Native Client security flaws

Google is (indirectly) buying security vulnerabilities from the security research community.

Under the guise of a Native Client Security Contest, the search engine firm is offering big cash prizes to hackers who find bugs and other security flaws in the open-source research technology for running x86 native code in Web applications.

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