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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Brunis
Member since:
2005-11-01

MS has to regression test everything against all of the dependencies in Windows and a host of third part solutions that depend on IE.

Chrome, being not part of any operating system anyone really cares about ( sorry Chrome OS), doesn't have to do that much and can roll out the updates and bugfixes much faster.


Amazing how you made it sound so easy to support multiple platforms and oh soo difficult to test on only 1 platform! And the tech ignorant quickly gave you plusses! ;)

Congrats!

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Windows is not a single platform, and the interactions with the rest of the system are more complex because its built in, and its easy for them to screw up a big customer with a bug fix. Its happened in the past, wouldn't be surprised if it happens again.

I would assume that Chome's tests are less dependant on the other pieces of software installed, and less likely to cause problems for other pieces of software.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

and the interactions with the rest of the system are more complex because its built in, and its easy for them to screw up a big customer with a bug fix.


Making bad design decisions isn't a good excuse.

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