Browser has historically been relatively bullet-proof, standing up to hacker challenges with impressive resilience. On Wednesday, however, hacker Sergey Glazunov successfully broaches Chrome’s defenses at CanSecWest’s Pwnium challenge, for which he received a prize of $60,000.
To Google’s credit, the vulnerability that Glazunov exploited was patched within 24 hours. In a post on the Chrome Blog, Jason Kersey stated that the hole was patched, and that the Chrome team also delivered some updates to fix issues with Flash games and videos.
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However, Glazunov wasn’t the only one to bypass Chrome’s sandbox; French hacking group VUPEN took aim at Chrome first and foremost at CanSecWest’s Pwn2Own event, and apparently, the VUPEN fellows aren’t planning to divulge all their tactics just yet.