No efforts were made to attack Chrome, Firefox, Android, or Windows Phone 7 in the annual hacker contest at CanSecWest.
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.
Researchers from MWR Labs find a way to exploit a Chrome vulnerability, sidestep Windows 7 safety measures, and do whatever they want on the operating system.
Researchers demonstrate how to remotely attack the mobile devices as part of mobile Pwn2Own contest at security conference.
Google says that the exploit Chromium contributor Sergey Glazunov discovered has already been fixed. It has also patched another exploit announced at Pwn2Own 2012.
Security experts say they were able to bypass several security measures in Chrome running on Windows.
Google is putting its money where its browser is, betting £12,500 that hackers can't breach Chrome.
Samsung is chipping in some engineering know-how toward Mozilla's pursuit of a new programming language that it hopes will be a holy grail of code.