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 Erunno on Fri 9th Mar 2012 17:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by mantrik00"
Erunno
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Chrome's auto-update policy would have ensured that all its users would be running the current version ,ie, Chrome v17 or v18 (with that hole plugged).


For unknown reasons (at least to me) Chrome has a growing long tail of users who are not updated to the latest version.

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