NEWS - March 08, 2012
by Carol~ - 3/8/12 9:10 AM
Bug Hunter Hacks Chrome at CanSecWest; Earns Top Reward From Google
During Google's Pwnium contest at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, Russian bug hunter Sergey Glazunov demonstrated a Chrome exploit that completely defeats the browser's much touted security sandbox.
Chrome is viewed as one of the most secure Web browsers by the security community, primarily because of its sandboxed architecture, which restricts how it interacts with the OS and significantly limits what attackers can do if they exploit a vulnerability.
A panel of security experts from Accuvant and Coverity, who analyzed the defensive capabilities of modern browsers in depth, said last week at the RSA security conference in San Francisco that Chrome's sandbox prevents processes from doing much of anything on the system.
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