Pwn2Own 2010 is over and the winner is – Google Chrome – Safari was the first to fall, followed by Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7. Firefox on Windows 7 x64 was also taken down, as was the iPhone’s mobile Safari.
Pwn2Own is, if you do not know, Â an yearly event were security experts compete to hack browsers and win prizes.
Charlie Miller a security expert hacked into a fully patched MacBook computer by exploiting a security vulnerability in Appleâ€™s Safari browser to win the top price $10,000 top prize.Â He also got to keep the MacBook machine.
â€œIt took a couple of seconds.Â They clicked on the link and I took control of the machine,â€ Miller said moments after his accomplishment.
Do you want to know he had to say about chrome ?
“There are bugs in Chrome but they’re very hard to exploit. I have a Chrome vulnerability right now but I don’t know how to exploit it. It’s really hard. They’ve got that sandbox model that’s hard to get out of. With Chrome, it’s a combination of things – you can’t execute on the heap, the OS protections in Windows and the Sandbox.”
Feeling happy that you are a Chrome User ?
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