Apple Safari, Microsoft IE 8 Hijacked by Hackers at Pwn2Own Contest

Boom goes the dynamite!  Keep your browsers patched, and try to avoid browsing in seedy neighborhoods.

Despite the last-minute update from Apple, Safari was the first to be cracked by security researchers on the first day of the Pwn2Own hacking contest.

A team of security researchers from the French penetration test company VUPEN successfully exploited a zero-day flaw in Apple’s Safari browser to win the Pwn2Own challenge on Mar. 9. Security researchers took turns trying to compromise the most up-to-date versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple’s Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome on the first day of the hacking contest at CanSecWest in Vancouver, Canada.

via Apple Safari, Microsoft IE 8 Hijacked by Hackers at Pwn2Own Contest – Security – News & Reviews – eWeek.com.

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