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Famed hacker from Glen Rock wins $150k for exploiting Google Chrome

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By: Jessica Mazzola (Patch Editor)

Famous hacker George Hotz, a Glen Rock native known online as Geohot, scored a $150,000 prize from Google at a recent security competition the tech company held in Vancouver, the International Business Times reported.

According to the report, the Pwnium 4 security competition asked hackers to identify security risks to the Chrome Operating System by hacking it. Geohot and other hackers identified several bugs, including some in default Chrome apps and when Chrome combines with Flash, the report said.

“We're delighted at the success of Pwnium and the ability to study full exploits,” Google posted on its Chrome blog.

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