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"Pwn2Own 2016 Won't Attack Firefox (Because It's Too Easy)"
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:29:55 am »
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darthcamaro writes: For the last decade, the Pwn2own hacking competition has pitted the world's best hackers against web browsers to try and find zero-day vulnerabilities in a live event. The contest, which is sponsored by HPE and TrendMicro this year, is offering over half a million dollars in prize money, but for the first time, not a penny of that will directed to Mozilla Firefox. While Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Apple Safari are targets, Firefox isn't because it's apparently too easy and not keeping up with modern security: "'We wanted to focus on the browsers that have made serious security improvements in the last year,' Brian Gorenc, manager of Vulnerability Research at HPE said."
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Re: "Pwn2Own 2016 Won't Attack Firefox (Because It's Too Easy)"
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 12:42:26 pm »
No doubt to be followed by marketing and/or fanboy pronouncements about how nobody there managed to break it.  Context just takes too much time.
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