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TextGoogle's 'unbreakable' Chrome browser has fallen prey to computer hackers.
The browser - the world's second most-popular - was hacked in five minutes at a hacking conference in Vancouver by French security researchers. Another researcher then showed off a second hack that could take over a Windows machine using an infected website - and earned a $60,000 'bounty' from Google for the hack
Google's Chrome browser on Friday fell to a zero-day attack that pierced its vaunted security sandbox, the third such attack in as many days at a contest designed to test its resistance to real-world threats.
A teenage hacker who identified himself only as PinkiePie said he spent the past week and half working on the attack. It combined three previously unknown vulnerabilities to gain full system access to a Dell Inspiron laptop that ran a fully patched version of Chrome on top of the most up-to-date version of Windows 7. He spent the past three days holed up in hotel rooms and conference areas refining attack so it would break out of the sandbox, which was designed to prevent code-execution attacks like his, even when security bugs are identified.
Originally posted by OGOldGreg
lol that didn't take long.
for them to seriously believe that no one could hack them is ludicrous and naive. if people can hack government encoded sites and databases i'm sure it probably wasn't even that complicated for them.
And for the record I like Safari the best. If not safari then firefox.edit on 10-3-2012 by OGOldGreg because: (no reason given)