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This article was published on September 14, 2016

Google is giving you $200,000 to hack the Nexus 6P and 5X

Google is giving you $200,000 to hack the Nexus 6P and 5X
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If you’ve always wanted to get into hacking, now’s the time.

Today Google is launching 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.

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.

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