Chrome hacked at Pwnium, "Pinkie Pie" does it again

By Rick ยท 8 replies
Oct 11, 2012
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  1. For the second time this year, hacker "Pinkie Pie" gave Google a run for its money -- and won. The clever hacker exploited yet another vulnerability in Chrome during the second Pwnium conference this year, netting himself (or perhaps herself)...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,877   +1,297

    Sharing is caring...even with exploits, it seems!
  3. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,877   +1,297

    It also occurs to me that if this person keeps winning they could probably spell it <I>Ponyum.</I>
  4. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +284

  5. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    I will commit Sudoku.
  6. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    I really like this route, chrome becomes safer, and a clever hacker gets paid for his talent. All is good.
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,320

    And pinkie pie will be back next year for more money.
  8. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    If I used the handle "Pinkie Pie", I'd hide my real name/true identity as well! LOL! What was he thinking when there are endless characters on TV that you could assume for a virtual identity?

    Umm, Mr. Pinkie, grats on your hack! I still find that level of software engineering to be sorcery and magic. And to find a way to break Google's software is a crowning achievement.
  9. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    9Nails doth protest too much. Is "9nails" Pinkie Pie's other secret identity? TV teaches us always to suspect those who point away towards others. This cries out for further investigation.

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