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Windows 7: iPhone, Safari, IE8, Firefox fall on day one of Pwn2Own

28 Mar 2010   #11
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

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Man most of that was like gibberish to me, but it was still cool to read.
To put it very simple, he found a way to avoid DEP, thus letting him to execute code where it's normally not possible.

A clear vulnerability. He deserved his price.

Kari
Yeah thats about all I got.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6;
It just goes to show that nothing is really secure.
Yep, there will always be mistakes/holes/something that can be infiltrated or abused. Because we can't make anything perfect.


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28 Mar 2010   #12
pillainp

Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit
 
 

To my mind, the real reason would be complacency. Any time time you think you are secure, if you are big enough, someone will try to take you down.
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29 Mar 2010   #13
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Question: Does this mean that it will also bypass UAC?
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29 Mar 2010   #14
si8mon

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Google chrome was the only main browser not to be successfully hacked during the contest. Its either the hackers don't care about chrome or the browser has excellent security.
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29 Mar 2010   #15
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by si8mon View Post
Google chrome was the only main browser not to be successfully hacked during the contest. Its either the hackers don't care about chrome or the browser has excellent security.
That's because it wasn't used in the contest. They do care about Chrome, but because of its modular processes, it's more difficult to exploit than, say, IE, which is by comparison a much bigger target. Plus Google patched up an exploit a few days before the contest.
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29 Mar 2010   #16
Ruudfood

Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
 
 

I wonder how Opera got on!
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