Contests hacking for hacking into security systems browsers and internet devices mobile show, which took place as part Pwn2Own CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, Canada, 9-11 March 2011, has ended. As a result, a browser made by Google and Chrome 9 Mozilla Firefox 3.6 that is not broken. While 5 of Apple's Safari and Internet Explorer 8 Microsoft's submission on the first day.
"I love Pwn2Own! Safari and IE8 broken on the first day, but not with Chrome," writes Matt Cutts, head of the team spamming Google's web, in his Twitter account when the first contest day is complete. The hope lasted until the contest ends since Chrome was nevertheless successfully penetrated.
This is Google's goal to maintain the record as a browser that is not easily penetrated. For two consecutive years in the same contest, Chrome proved to be the only browser that can not be penetrated by hackers . However, this year Firefox 3.6 was no less safe and for the first time failed uprooted.
"Whew , Firefox survive in # pwn2own 2011. This is not a big success, but I am still glad to hear it, "said Brendan Eich, CTO of Mozilla, on his Twitter account to comment on such good news. Do not forget, Mozilla boss was also congratulated the team of Google Chrome via tweet later. The same praise delivered Google to the Mozilla team.
"The two browsers that survive are both open source , have a rewards program, have the inherent security team, better and faster improvement. coincidence? " writes Chris Evans, an engineer in Chrome security team.
In addition to challenging the hackers to penetrate the security browsers Internet, Pwn2Own also challenged the participants through the device operating system mobile . IOS on the iPhone 4 and BlackBerry Torch successfully penetrated, but the Android and Windows 7 Phone survive.