Chrome OS fends off all hacks at Pwnium three, others fall at Pwn2Own

Chrome OS fends off all hacks at Pwnium 3, others fall at Pwn2Own

Google’s Pwnium problem adopted a well-known sample in its first two years, with white hat hackers invariably discovering a Chrome vulnerability and prompting a spherical of patches that finally made the software program stronger. For the Chrome OS-targeted Pwnium three, there’s been a slight hiccup: there have been no hacks to patch. Regardless of Google providing a complete of $three.14159 million in bounties, entrants could not exhibit a working exploit on the Collection 5 550 goal machine. That could be a testomony to Google’s regular safety enhancements, nevertheless it does not assist uncover what holes are left. We might add that few have been left unscathed on the Pwn2Own competitors operating in tandem — the common Chrome browser, Firefox and Web Explorer all got here tumbling down, and Safari might have escaped solely as a result of contestants did not register prematurely. Even so, the Chrome OS outcomes might have Chromebook Pixel house owners feeling higher about their purchases.

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