Revealed: Chrome Really Was Exploited At Pwnium 2013

Freshly Exhumed writes with an “inconvenient truth” as reported at Internet News: “Google Chrome running Chrome OS was hailed as being a survivor in the Pwnium/Pwn2own event that hacked IE, Firefox and Chrome browsers on Windows. Apple’s Safari running on Mac OS X was not hacked and neither (apparently) was Chrome on Chrome OS. Google disclosed [Monday] morning that Chrome on Chrome OS had in fact been exploited — albeit, unreliably. The same researcher that took Google’s money last year for exploiting Chrome, known publicly only as ‘PinkiePie’ was awarded $40,000 for exploiting Chrome/Chrome OS via a Linux kernel bug, config file error and a video parsing flaw.” Asks Freshly Exhumed: “So, was it really Google Chrome, or was Linux to blame?”

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