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Safari 5 and IE 8 could be Hacked-1

It was unpredictable that Apple’s Safari 5 browser and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 could be hacked on the first day Pwn2Own contest that was held as part of the CanSecWest security technology conference in Vancouver, Canada, 9-11 March 2011.

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Researchers from the company’s security system Vupen, France became the first team to successfully break through the Safari 5. Moreover, according to the records, they could do it within five seconds. It’s no kidding who uprooted the 64-bit versions of browsers running on Mac OS X Snow Leopard on the MacBook and is patched massive advance.

Co-founder Vupen, Charouki Bekrar, and two members of his team worked hard for two weeks to find a weakness in Safari 5. They found him on the Webkit, the open source-based rendering engine used by the browser. They successfully exploit the weaknesses and went through the system via the ASLR (address space layout randomization) and DEP (Data Execution Prevention), two security features specifically designed to prevent malicious programs infiltrate.

In fact, the team has made a special program for infiltrated through the hole weaknesses. These programs enable the calculator and infect a computer to take full access. “Victims who visit a website, he will get caught. Without the necessary interaction whatsoever,” said Bekrar.

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