LOS ANGELES — a Mozilla security expert earned $1000 reward by identifying a vulnerability that led to Google’s latest update to its popular Open Source web browser.
The security vulnerability allowed unauthorized code to be executed by remote users.
The reward for finding the problem was reportedly paid to computer security engineer Christian Holler, through the Chromium Vulnerability Rewards Programs.
Google says that its Chrome update is applicable to all Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame platforms. Most users should receive the new update automatically upon restarting their browser.
According to W3Schools.com, Google Chrome was used by 32.3 percent of surfers during October of 2011, up from 19.2 percent in October of 2010.