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Safari 5 and IE 8 could be Hacked-2

For the IE8, it could be hacked by Ireland Stephen Fewer. He successfully broke through the browser that runs on 64 bit versions of Windows 7. In order to penetrate the security system IE8, Fewer found three main weaknesses. Two of them were already anticipated from the beginning to exploit. With two weaknesses through it, he managed to find a third weakness to break through Protected Mode sandbox so it can access the system in full operation. As Vupen, he also successfully infiltrated by hacking into DEP and ASLR in Windows 7.

For his success, Vupen carrying U.S. $ 15,000 and 13-inch MacBook Air computer that he has exploited successfully previously. Fewer while also entitled to steal a prize of U.S. $ 15,000 and a Sony Vaio computer that he had taken over his system before.

According to the rules of the contest, all that successful exploitation techniques to penetrate these weaknesses will not be published. The organizers provide the data to TioipingPoint as the sponsor. Further info will be given to each vendor to give a chance to patch or repair up to 6 months before revealed to the public.

The contest took place on the second day. However, other browsers, Chrome 9 and Firefox 3.6 failed uprooted any participant. Meanwhile, for the contest of mobile devices, iPhone 4 and BlackBerry Torch also successfully conquered. While Android and Windows 7 Phone survived.

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