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Chrome Hacked at Pwn2Own and Pwnium Contests

Mar 09, 2012, 02:07 (0 Talkback[s])

"Security researchers collected over $60,000 in prize money on Wednesday for reporting new zero-day flaws in Google's Chrome web browser at the Pwn2Own and Pwnium security challenges held during the CanSecWest conference.

Google's Chrome browser survived the gauntlet of hacker challenges at the Pwn2Own hacking challenge in 2011, but this year it was the first to fall -- and it took less than 5 minutes to do it. The Pwn2Own Chrome exploit was popped by security research group VUPEN.

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