As previously reported, Pwn2Own took place Wednesday through Friday at CanSecWest this past week. Although, the TippingPoint blog wasn’t updated as the source of winners, we can report the browsers or mobile devices that were compromised based on reports coming out of the conference.
“Safari goes down first at #pwn2own”
“Stephen Fewer @stephenfewer just successfully compromised Internet Explorer (complete with a Protected Mode bypass) at Pwn2Own.”
The exploit used to exploit IE8 is not present in IE9, which ships on Monday.
Chrome and Firefox, the other browsers in the contest, went unchallenged.
The Apple iPhone 4 and RIM’s Blackberry Torch 9800 were both successfully compromised on day 2 of the contest.
Android and Windows Phone 7 based devices survived the challenge.
If you prefer your news in video format, you can watch the embedded video below between 15:40 – 18:30 for news from Global on the Pwn2Own Contest featuring some of the winners. Although the reporter at the desk flubs, it’s worth watching.
“Exploiting Internet search engines?” You mean browsers…
“Good luck, geniuses!“