Latest in Apple

Image credit:

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

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
March 8, 2013
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Google's Pwnium challenge followed a familiar pattern in its first two years, with white hat hackers invariably finding a Chrome vulnerability and prompting a round of patches that ultimately made the software stronger. For the Chrome OS-focused Pwnium 3, there's been a slight hiccup: there were no hacks to patch. Despite Google offering a total of $3.14159 million in bounties, entrants couldn't demonstrate a working exploit on the Series 5 550 target machine. That may be a testament to Google's steady security improvements, but it doesn't help discover what holes are left. We'd add that few were left unscathed at the Pwn2Own competition running in tandem -- the regular Chrome browser, Firefox and Internet Explorer all came tumbling down, and Safari may have escaped only because contestants didn't register in advance. Even so, the Chrome OS results may have Chromebook Pixel owners feeling better about their purchases.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
The best laptop deals we found for Cyber Monday

The best laptop deals we found for Cyber Monday

View
Samsung's unannounced 'Galaxy Buds Pro' surface at the FCC

Samsung's unannounced 'Galaxy Buds Pro' surface at the FCC

View
Amazon adds Mac Minis to its cloud to assist Apple developers

Amazon adds Mac Minis to its cloud to assist Apple developers

View
WhatsApp lets you use custom wallpapers for each chat

WhatsApp lets you use custom wallpapers for each chat

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr