IE8 is here, IE8 is hacked
Mar 20, 2009, 17:32 (1 Talkback[s])
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"During his keynote speech at the Las Vegas MIX 09 conference,
Dean Hachamovitch, the Microsoft Internet Explorer head honcho,
made much about how IE8 had been specifically engineered in order
to better withstand the type of evolving attacks methods that the
hackers of today like to employ...
"So I guess it should come as no great surprise to discover that
even as Hachamovitch was talking so a hacker called Nils from
Germany was accepting a $5000 cash prize and a Sony Vaio laptop as
his reward for successfully hacking IE8 at the annual PWN2OWN
contest during the CanSecWest security conference."