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Nearly $4 million in prize money between Pwnium and Pwn2Own drives more attention than ever to the two hacking contests, as Google crosses the $3 million security award mark.
The day before two annual Google-sponsored hacking contests kick off at a security conference in Vancouver, Google tidies up some of Chrome's loose ends.
All four drop like flies in hacking contest that takes researchers weeks or more to prepare for, but just minutes to win.
QuickTime 7.1.6 released: Resolves CanSecWest Java flaw
Mobile security remains a struggle: CanSecWest calls attention to flaws in Android and BlackBerry 10, while a newly discovered encryption weakness in iOS 7 could put iPad and iPhone owners at risk.
No efforts were made to attack Chrome, Firefox, Android, or Windows Phone 7 in the annual hacker contest at CanSecWest.
To encourage more websites to adopt the secure HTTPS protocol, Google makes it a factor in its search result rankings.
Security experts launch successful exploits against browsers at the CanSecWest conference, but fail--or fail to even try--exploiting smartphones despite a $10,000 prize.
Charlie Miller, who won a contest by hacking a MacBook Air last year, exploits a security hole in Safari within seconds at the CanSecWest security conference.