Falling Like Dominoes [UPDATED]
They’re falling like dominoes at the annual Pwn2own event this year in Vancouver. Some really smart scary guys have managed to hijack Windows 7 PCs via Firefox and IE8 (snort) and a MacBook using Safari. Two of ‘em even hacked an iPhone and downloaded its database of SMS messages. (Yoikes!)
Google Chrome is the last browser standing. It’s not perfect, but has proved once again much harder to exploit. Having said that, I do agree with PC World’s article, Security Lessons Learned from Pwn2Own Contest:
“… the browser is the new Achilles heel of security regardless of the hardware or software platform.”
UPDATE, March 26: Nobody even tried to hack Chrome on day 2 of Pwn2own.