On the Pwn2Own Competition in Vancouver to meet hackers from around the world and sometimes take the browser Google, Apple or Microsoft to the target. This time the attacks were on the first day, Microsoft and Apple to victims reported Ars Technical.
The competition is it about the vulnerability of a browser to find what is running on any program code can be. The prize money from the hackers attacked computer.
Google in luck
On the first day of competition vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 8 and Apple’s Safari have been used successfully five, Google’s Chrome browser was spared. The reason may be that Google filed at the last moment a security update, and thus a total of 24 gaps and possible back doors closed. The potential Chrome hackers appeared too probably as a result, not Pwn2Own why Google’s browser was previously spared.
64 bit problematic Safari
That Apple is a large patch which brought a total of 60 gaps was filled did not help. The French security company VUPEN fought here with the problem that for the 64-bit version of the Safari browser, no known methods of attack – that basic research had to be operated.
About the Safari hack for now only Apple will be informed in detail.
His anger has told the three-time winner Pwn2Own Charlie Miller Computer world “I’m disappointed how many people have signed up and win a prize as few are.”