Google awarded 9 researchers $14,000 in payments for the security fixes in version 9.0.597.107, while we hear that version 10 is being prepared for a final release (now at version 10.0.648.119 beta). Google noted that it has now paid more than $100,000 for the discovery of bugs in Chrome.
The Patches arrive just in time for the Pwn2Own hacking fest, which will be held next week at CanSecWest in Vancouver. Google said it is offering $10,000 in rewards for the person who can hack Chrome on the first of the contest’s three days. HP Tipping Point, sponsor of Pwn2Own has put up another $10,000 for a total prize of $20,000.