Wednesday, March 16, 2011


From March 9th to March 11th, Vancouver Canada was the host for this years Pwn2Own. Basically Pwn2Own is a computer hacking contest. The contestants try to hack by any methods specific software most of the cases web browsers by exploiting their vulnerabilities .  All the environments are previously set up with the latest version of the stable browser installed in the OS it behaves better, Safari in Mac OS, IE in windows, well you get the idea.
This year Safari and IE were hacked in the first day, Safari was defeated in 5 seconds!!! really not an improvement from last year which took 15 seconds. They two iPhone 4 and Blackberry Torch 9800 were successfully exploited. It was not a good year for Apple both desktop and mobile browsers were hacked this year.

Google even offered a price if someone was able to hack Chrome but no one was able to do it. With this this is the 3rd year in a row that Chrome walks out victorious from the Pwn2Own. Last year Chrome was the only one not hacked.

This year the winners are Chrome, FireFox, Android and Windows Phone 7.

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