Safari Was The First To Fall [Updated]

Pwn2Own 2010:

Pwn2Own 2010 is under way, and after day one of the annual security showdown the results are darn near an exact replica of last year’s. Safari was the first to fall, followed by Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7. Firefox on Windows 7 x64 was also taken down, as was the iPhone’s mobile Safari. Google Chrome, however, has yet to succumb.

I would have honestly thought Internet Explorer — any of them — would be first to circle the drain.

[Update]: One person makes the interesting observation that Safari is first to be hacked because the prize, the Macbook on which the browser ran, was the nicest of the prizes.

5 thoughts on “Safari Was The First To Fall [Updated]”

  1. Levi says:

    Internet Explorer is not a good browser by any stretch, but it is reasonably secure (for the most part). I probably would have thought Firefox would be the first to go because of it’s memory issues.

  2. The contestants spent a couple of weeks beforehand working out the hacks and procedures. The order in which these browsers fall is simply a function of when the guys got out of their bed and arrived.

    1. Joen says:

      Also a good point.

      In other related news, no-one has even attempted to hack Google Chrome due to its sandbox.

      Now the fact that no-one even attempted to hack the browser doesn’t mean it can’t be hacked. But there’s still a 10000$ prize for a hack, so the motivation should be there. As they say, the browser can be hacked inside the sandbox, but getting out of the sandbox is, apparently, tricky.

  3. izle says:

    The order in which these browsers fall is simply a function of when the guys got out of their bed and arrived.

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