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Pwn2Own 2009 begins

March 19th, 2009

Do you have believes in what there is full secure web browser. Little head prize of $5000 can make them dead in a minute.

The 3rd annual Pwn2Own contest kicked off today at CanSecWest around 3:00pm PST. For the first time, we had so many people register for the contest that we had to draw names from a hat- literally! In typical techie format, Aaron wanted to take a moment and write a quick program to randomly select order- but I stopped that nonsense, and we used a real hat.

The browser targets are IE8, Firefox, and Chrome installed on a Sony Vaio running Windows 7 as well as Safari and Firefox installed on a Macbook running Mac OS X. All browsers are fully patched and in their default configuration as of the first day of the contest.

The mobile device targets will include fully patched BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, Symbian and Windows Mobile phones in their default configurations.

Mobile device security is still intriguing and we are waiting final contest results.

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