Posted by: David Harley | March 11, 2011

Vancouver on Safari

According to SC Magazine, there is news on the pwn2own hacking contest that takes place every year at CanSecWest: “Safari and IE8 broken at pwn2own, as Chrome escapes controlled hacking contest.

Vupen claim to have broken Safari within seconds, even though the target system had been updated with the latest OS X patches minutes before. However, as Larry Seltzer made clear, the speed with which a browser is broken on the day is actually the result of long hard work in the weeks before the contest. So this is not about knocking the product.

Stephen Fewer from Harmony broke IE8 almost as quickly: however, the contestant(s?) who planned to break Chrome apparently never turned up….

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
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