Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 were the first two Web browsers to fall in the latest Pwn2Own contest. And yes, this takes into account Apple’s latest Safari security patch that dropped yesterday.
Pwn2Own, of course, is the HP TippingPoint-sponsored contest that invites security researchers to try to crack open Web browsers and operating systems.
And while it’s going around that Chrome wasn’t yet hacked, that’s only because the researchers who pledged to tackle Chrome either didn’t show up or instead decided to focus on the BlackBerry Web browser.
The good news is that TippingPoint will supply the relevant companies al the information related to the hacks, so these vulnerabilities should be patched up sooner rather than later.
- Founded 1976
- Overview Apple is a multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, portable digital music players, and sells a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. Apple provides many products and services, including iPhone; iPad; iPod; Mac; iPod; Apple TV; a …
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- Founded 1974
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- Description Safari is a web browser developed by Apple. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3, commonly known as "OS X Panther." Apple has also made Safari the native browser for the iPhone OS.
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