Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pwn2 Own hacking contest No one hacks Android !!

Pwn2 Own hacking contest is all about hacking the OS, Browsers and Softwares who claim them self to me UNBEATABLE!!!
There are money award to those that are able to hack the software in some instances. Google put in its Chrome browser and the Android OS to see if anyone could Hack em in!
Google made it through the competition with no one reportedly able to hack Chrome or Android.The same can’t be said for the iPhone 4 with the browser on the iPhone falling and the smartphone being hacked during the contest as well. Along with Android, Windows Phone 7 survived the hack contest.
Exactly what hacks were used to gain control of the devices hasn’t been announced. The Google Chrome browser was running a chrome OS Cr-48 notebook when the hackers tried to break it. It’s nice to see the OS is secure despite all the malware that has been popping up in the Android Market lately.

A hacker exploited a zero-day flaw in Internet Explorer 8 using a technique that bypassed Microsoft's Data Execution Prevention technology and Address Space Layout Randomization security features. The hacker, who remained anonymous, then exploited a zero-day flaw in the Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox browsers. The hacker was rewarded with $15,000 from the coffers of the TippingPoint DVLabs Zero-day Initiative.

Google also had said it would pay $20,000 to anyone who successfully attacked Google code as part of the Chrome contest.

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