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Chrome and Firefox could not be Penetrated!


In the previous article, we have discussed the success of hackers in Pwn2Own cracked the security of two well known browsers: Safari 5 and Internet Explorer 8. As a result, on the other hand, a browser made ??by Google and Chrome 9 Mozilla Firefox 3.6 could not be penetrated.

“I love Pwn2Own! Safari and IE8 broken on the first day, but not with Chrome,” writes Matt Cutts, head of Google’s web spam team, in his Twitter account when the first contest day was completed. And, their hope lasted until the last day because Chrome was nevertheless successfully penetrated.

This is Google’s goal to maintain the record for browsers that cannot be penetrated easily. For two consecutive years in the Pwn2Own contest, Chrome has proved to be the only web browser that cannot be penetrated by hackers. However, in this year Firefox 3.6 is safer and for the first time failed to be penetrated.

“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 their success. Do not forget, Mozilla boss was also congratulated the team of Google Chrome through the next tweet.

The same praise delivered Google to the Mozilla team. “The two browsers that survive are both open source, have a rewards program, and 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 your Internet browser, Pwn2Own also challenges participants through a mobile device operating system. IOS on the iPhone 4 and BlackBerry Torch successfully penetrated, but the Android and Windows 7 Phone could survive.

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