Pwn2Own 2009 Day 1 – Safari, Internet Explorer, and Firefox Taken Down by Four Zero-Day Exploits

The 3rd annual Pwn2Own contest kicked off today at CanSecWest around 3:00pm PST. For the first time, we had so many people register for the contest that we had to draw names from a hat- literally! In typical techie format, Aaron wanted to take a moment and write a quick program to randomly select order- but I stopped that nonsense, and we used a real hat.

Today, any contestant could attempt to break into a fully patched browser (IE8, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) or mobile device (Blackberry, Android, iPhone, Nokia/Symbian, Windows Mobile—safari-internet-explorer-and-firefox-taken-down-by-four-zero-day-exploits

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