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All hacking eyes on the prize money 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.

By March 13, 2014


Quick fix: Pwnium exploit of Chrome patched within 24 hours

Google says that the exploit Chromium contributor Sergey Glazunov discovered has already been fixed. It has also patched another exploit announced at Pwn2Own 2012.

By March 9, 2012


French researchers demo attack on Chrome

Security experts say they were able to bypass several security measures in Chrome running on Windows.

By May 9, 2011


IE8, Safari, iPhone, BlackBerry exploited in Pwn2Own contest

No efforts were made to attack Chrome, Firefox, Android, or Windows Phone 7 in the annual hacker contest at CanSecWest.

By March 11, 2011


Microsoft to fix Windows holes, but not ones in IE

Patch Tuesday will have fixes for three Windows holes but IE vulnerabilities reportedly being exploited in attacks will not be among them.

By January 6, 2011


Hackers could use jailbreak flaw to take over iPhone 4

The iPhone could be a regular target for attack if hackers can successfully use the same flaw that allows users to jailbreak it

By August 4, 2010


Microsoft to issue IE patch for Google attack flaw

Company will issue an out-of-cycle patch for the flaws thought to have been used in cyberattacks against U.S. companies.

By January 19, 2010