Skip to comments.Fail: Chrome, Firefox, and IE all crack during hacking competition
Posted on 03/11/2013 7:11:28 AM PDT by Nachum
Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox all fell to the mercy of the hackers Thursday. That is, in a controlled environment. Security firms Vupen and MWR Labs were able to crack the browsers during a condoned bug-hunt, with one company winning $100,000 for finding a huge hole. The Pwn2Own competition is an event at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver. The competition was created by HPs DVLabs as part of its Zero Day Initiative: an attempt to get more people to find and report bugs as opposed to exploiting them for personal gains.
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Hackers are among the lowest forms of life on earth; blowing up the site of that competition would have been a patriotic act!
I am stuck at firefox 3.6.18
Every firefox version since then (almost 3 years ago) loads the saved window positions from the taskbar, IN REVERSE order. No fix in 3 years. These outfits create the customer dissatisfaction.
Now my bank is intentional blocking my firefox version from working, trying to force me to upgrade. I cannot control my own monies if I don’t change my computer ways.
They want you to upgrade because your version of firefox is hopelessly out of date.
It’s best to read and understand the article before posting comments.
Life is too short to obsess over software..
I use Slimbrowser. It works very well.
Well, try getting rid of Windows 98SE on your computer..........;^)
I expected IE (Internet Exposure) to epic fail, I expected “Don’t Be Evil” google’s Chrome to blab all it knows (for a price), but I’m disappointed that Firefox did so poorly.
Firefox released 19.0.2 the next day in response to the failure.
I had an ISP tech support guy tell me once that my software was worn out. That could be the problem.
Good to know, I upgraded within minutes of the upgrade’s release.
I also note that the hacks were all on windoze systems, I don’t use the windoze half of my iMac on the net.
Where is the other half of your iMac?
Maybe you made a typo but it looks like 3.6.28 was the last for the 3.6 Firefox releases. Still, as a security fix it’s a year old and the underlying technology is years out of date.
I don’t understand what you mean by loading the saved window versions in reverse order compared to the 3.6 release. Have you reported the bug or do you just expect it to be known and fixed without prompting?
Your bank is absolutely right in blocking a release that old for your own security.
The inference is "half" the disk was loaded with Windows and "half" kept Mac OS X.
No mention of Opera v12.14, the one I use. Probably got ‘holes’, too. Nothing’s 100% secure, out there, I’m guessing.
In a “Parallels” universe...
LOL! Good answer.
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