In the run up to this years Pwn2Own event Google offered a $20,000 prize for anyone that could take control of their Chrome browser on the opening day. Well it now looks as though Google’s cash prize in now safe as no-one has even stepped up to the plate to even attempt to hack the Chrome browser.
If by the end of the event no-one has hacked Chrome it will be three events in a row that the browser has managed to stay secure from attack and will set a new record.
Unfortunately for IE8 its was pwned by Stephen Fewer, after using three separate vulnerabilities to jump out of Protected Mode and crack that browser. But this wasn’t quite as bad as Safari that got pwned on a MacBook Air in less than 5 seconds by a French security company Vupen. Nothing new there then.
Source Computer World
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