Vietnamese IT expert earns Google bonus

VietNamNet Bridge – Google has awarded Vietnamese IT engineer Bui Quang Minh $1000 for discovering a dangerous gap in its browser Google Chrome.


This error is related to the processing of XML files of Chrome, which can be exploited by hackers to add malwares. Once visitors access the websites that contain the these XML files, their computers may be controlled by hackers.

The gap also affects Apple’s Safari browser, threatening the security of mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, Mac, etc.

Minh is an employee of Hanoi-based Bach Khoa Network Security Centre, the leading network security firm in Vietnam.

Minh is one of six IT experts that won Google bonuses in November.

This expert previously detected serious gaps in laptops made by Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba and errors in Windows Media Encoders by Microsoft.