First 2 Browsers To Fall At Pwn2Own: Safari & Internet Explorer

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.