OWNED! Firefox, IE8 en Safari hacked during Pwn2Own 2009

By Tim Quax on 19 march 2009

Two hackers showed their awesome l33t skills during Pwn2Own, thé event about security. They breached the security of the top three browsers without breaking a sweat, thus ridiculing the browser manufacturers.

The apple browser was hacked by Charlie Miller by using a bug he discovered a year ago. He was quite nonchalant about his achievement, saying Safari is really easy to hack considering the amount of bugs still in the browser.

The second hacker, Nils, showed he could use a bug in Internet Explorer to his advantage, creating a code injection. He could repeat this trick for Firefox and Safari as well.

Sucks to be you, browser manufacturers!

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