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All browsers fall at Pwn2Own but Chrome OS survives Pwnium

By Jos
Mar 8, 2013
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  1. No browser was left standing at this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest. The latest versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Google's Chrome, and Mozilla's Firefox all succumbed to exploits on day one, with hackers targeting a variety of zero-day vulnerabilities on each...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,869   +889

    Awesome. I guess people are just new to it. Maybe as it evolves it will be cracked.
  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 518   +139

    "No researchers picked Safari on OS X as their target"
    Lol
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,983   +731

    It just goes to show no browser will ever be bullet proof.
  5. Nima304

    Nima304 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 293   +31

    I absolutely love the idea of companies paying people to hack their products; it allows those with special skills to make large sums of money legally, and protects the consumer from exploits that otherwise might have been used against them. Props to Google as well for the massive amount of money they're throwing at this.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,493   +292

    Its not really 'all browers fall' if one represented (Safari) wasn't tried and Opera wasn't a choice. Maybe Opera will be involved in next years when they switch to webkit based.
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,623   +82

    Chrome
    Opera
    Maxthon
    RockMelt
    Safari
    Firefox
    IE

    I only use the first 3 but mostly Chrome and Opera. Chrome is my default. The rest just don't make it.
  8. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,869   +889

    Maxthon is garbage, very limited in my opinion. Opera is kinda boring in my opinion, hopefully with the adoption of webkit, it will improve.
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,454   +620

    Ha, where is the Apple ad campaign saying Safari is the most secure popular browser? :D
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,594   +864

    Well, if you're not allowed to try, how can you say it isn't? It just works! And if it doesn't, you're holding it wrong! So there.
    UNKNOWN9122 and St1ckM4n like this.
  11. Jay Pfoutz

    Jay Pfoutz Malware Helper Posts: 4,286   +49

    Actually, Maxthon is pretty tough/stable. Lack of add-ons don't disqualify it from being a great browser.

    Opera is similar. Except, sometimes Opera can be a bit unstable about some things...notably Facebook. :p
    UNKNOWN9122 likes this.
     


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