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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24 hours, big whoop
by theosib on Mon 12th Mar 2012 16:24 UTC
theosib
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2006-03-02

The reason they fixed it so quickly was because it came out during a high-profile contest. Meanwhile, countless other bugs go ignored in their database, and Chrome devs spend more time arguing with people reporting bugs than actually fixing things. Chrome devs are particularly bad about usability bugs, mostly because they're not very good at usability.

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