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Sun Mar 22, 2015, 12:08 PM

Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE – All Browsers Hacked at Pwn2Own Competition

http://thehackernews.com/2015/03/browser-hacked-pwn2own.html

The Annual Pwn2Own Hacking Competition 2015 held in Vancouver is over and participants from all over the world nabbed $557,500 in bug bounties for 21 critical bugs in top four web browsers as well as Windows OS, Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash.

During the second and final day of this year’s hacking contest, the latest version of all the four major browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari, were compromised by the two security researchers.

Sponsored by HP's Zero Day Initiative program, the Pwn2Own Hacking Competition ran two days at a security conference in Vancouver, Canada. The final highlights for Pwn2Own 2015 are quite impressive:

5 bugs in the Windows operating system
4 bugs in Internet Explorer 11
3 bugs in Mozilla Firefox
3 bugs in Adobe Reader
3 bugs in Adobe Flash
2 bugs in Apple Safari
1 bug in Google Chrome
$557,500 USD bounty paid out to researchers

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Reply Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE – All Browsers Hacked at Pwn2Own Competition (Original post)
steve2470 Mar 2015 OP
lonestarnot Mar 2015 #1
MADem Mar 2015 #2
steve2470 Mar 2015 #3
PowerToThePeople Mar 2015 #4

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 12:10 PM

1. Interesting.

 

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 12:25 PM

2. Do people really think that these things are un-hackable?

Or even safe/secure?

I assume I'm at the cyber-equivalent of the mall food court when I'm on the internet. People might not be listening to your conversation, but it wouldn't be all that hard to do some overhearing if you were motivated.

That said, I think that it's great that people have these little round-ups and plug the holes! The more they find 'em and fix 'em, the better.

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 12:26 PM

3. good point, anything and everything CAN be hacked

It just takes time, skill and determination.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Mar 22, 2015, 12:36 PM

4. Ya. But

 

did anyone root a Linux box via browser exploit?

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