One of the best Internet browsers out there still proves it’s as safe as it ever was. Google Chrome demonstrated that no one can bypass its defense methods and that it’s one of the key components for a stronger Internet security. In the last Pwn2Own contest held in Vancouver, Canada, Google’s browser had no one to confront since the offering of US$ 20,000 to the first who broke Chrome’s code on the first day of the hacking competition wasn’t taken up.
The Pwn2Own contest is a hacking event that’s held at the CanSecWest security conference and which invites computer geeks and enthusiasts to exploit vulnerabilities on a variety of software. The star category of the competition is, of course, web browsers (especially now that the browser race is hotter than ever) and this year’s edition was very promising indeed.
Unlike other web browsers that were in fact exploited by researchers (such as Internet Explorer and Safari), nobody stood up to the Chrome challenge. This doesn’t mean that nobody wanted to try. Two candidates responded initially: Moatz Khader and an anonymous group called Team Anon. The first didn’t show up to the contest and the second one decided to focus their efforts on exploiting RIM’s Blackberry.
So, Google Chrome left unharmed from the contest and established a new record, being the first software that goes through all three days of the competition without anyone breaking its code. In addition, Google’s Android also went unbeaten throughout the contest as well as direct competitors such as Mozilla Firefox and Windows Phone 7.
The end of the latest Pwn2Own was the third edition in a row in which Google Chrome goes unhacked, which means that this web browser is definitely a complicated piece of software that’s very hard to bypass. If you haven’t tried it yet, you can always download Google Chrome 10, its latest edition, and check for yourself what’s all the fuzz about.
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