Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Mar 2012 09:43 UTC, submitted by bowkota
Google "As day one of the annual Pwn2Own hacker contest wound down on Wednesday, no browser suffered more abuse than Google Chrome, which was felled by an attack exploiting a previously unknown vulnerability in the most up-to-date version. Combined with a separate contest Google sponsored a few feet away, it was the second zero-day attack visited on Chrome in a span of a few hours." Google fixed the issue within 24 hours.
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RE: Comment by mantrik00
by geleto on Fri 9th Mar 2012 16:09 UTC in reply to "Comment by mantrik00"
geleto
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The competition also involves on the spot writing of exploits for previously patched vulnerabilities . That should explain why Chrome v11 is used.

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