The high-risk bugs must have been poisonous indeed, given that researcher Ralf-Philipp Weinmann is looking at a $31,336 thank-you.
Renowned Chrome hacker Pinkie Pie, who scooped the prize at last year's Pwnium competition, didn't quite get across the line this year.
But Google will pay him a one-third-sized consolation prize anyway, for "honoring the spirit of the competition."
Mozilla and Google have already pushed out patches to stop the exploits that got past their browsers at this year's PWN2OWN competition!
That certainly throws down the gauntlet to Microsoft, whose Internet Explorer 10 browser was also successfully breached in the competition.
PWN2OWN 2013 finished off today.
A second scheduled attack on IE 10 didn't happen, so IE 10 didn't get owned again, but Flash and Reader fell once each, and Java was exploited for the fourth time in two days...
Of the Big Four browsers, only Apple's Safari has so far survived the onslaught of the browser-breakers at PWN2OWN 2013.
Java fell three times today; Adobe's Flash and Reader meet their attackers tomorrow...
Google just slammed the door on a number of vulnerabilities in Chrome.
Just two days before its flagship browser was due to go under public hacking scrutiny at a Canadian security conference...
Only six weeks to go until PWN2OWN 2013, where you can hack the Big Four browsers and the Big Three plugins, and win over half a million dollars.
But is it just about the money?
Paul Ducklin investigates...
Over the past five days, lots of you have used Naked Security to find out how to turn off Java in one of the five major browsers.
And that has given us browser statistics. There are too many variables to know what they tell us, but they do make a neat-looking graph!
Google’s Chrome web browser finally joined the ranks of privacy-conscious web browsers this week, with a new release that adds a Do Not Track feature, along with other changes.
Adobe released an important update for its software on Monday, fixing 25 security holes. The updates affect Flash running on Windows, Apple Mac and Linux systems.
In addition, Adobe AIR users on Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS are also advised to install an update.
Google Chrome users are warned that supposedly “free” versions of the Angry Birds spin-off “Bad Piggies” are fakes that harvest data and install adware.
The same team of Polish researchers who discovered a critical security hole in Oracle’s Java software say that they uncovered another such hole, which could be used to bypass the secure application “sandbox” on most recent versions of Java.
Google has finally added support for the DNT (Do Not Track) header to their latest developer build of Chrome. The modification is likely to make it into an official release of Google's popular web browser before the end of the year.
Opera, a relative minnow in the web browser market, is reckoned to be a more secure browser than the likes of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer - according to our online poll.
But maybe someone has influenced the vote?