Seems like Pwn2Own is getting a reputation for uncovering some pretty nasty browser based vulnerabilities, once again this year Firefox, Safari and IE8 were all broken wide open. The latest development is Mozilla has beaten both Microsoft and Apple to the punch and released Firefox 3.6.3 patching the vulnerability. Again it was a critical vulnerability [...]
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You right remember in March last year we posted about Charlie Miller at the PWN2OWN contest owning the MacBook Air in under 2 minutes. Guess what? He’s done it again! This time though he’s even faster clocking in at under 10 seconds. No one else stood a chance. He walked off with the prize again, [...]
What is Native Client? Native Client is an open-source research technology for running x86 native code in web applications, with the goal of maintaining the browser neutrality, OS portability, and safety that people expect from web apps. We’ve released this project at an early, research stage to get feedback from the security and broader open-source [...]
I have been following this contest and was wondering which OS would be first to fall (if any) seen as though they were all fully patched and the latest versions. For those that don’t know Pwn2Own is a contest at CanSecWest open to anyone to hack a Windows, Linux or Mac OSX box with a [...]
Similar to the Hacker Challenge in 2006, it is being run by a U.S. company performing security testing and security metric research. The purpose of this challenge is to evaluate the effectiveness of software protections. The results of this effort will be used to improve protection measures. There will be three distinct, yet related, phases [...]