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    Google pays hacker $60,000 in 'bug bounty'

    8:17 AM, Oct 11, 2012   |    comments
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    UNDATED (CNN) -- 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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