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Displaying items by tag: PWN2OWN

Global security firm Kaspersky has revealed that targeted attacks against a number of companies, which it noticed in April, initially used a vulnerability in Google's Chrome browser and then linked this to two zero-days in the Microsoft Windows 10 kernel.

Published in Security

Users of the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers have been told that they need not hold too many fears over a one-day vulnerability in the V8 JavaScript engine used by the two applications, but should still patch as and when patches were made available.

Published in Security

Microsoft has issued patches for four remotely-exploitable vulnerabilities in its Exchange Server product, a little more than a month after the company warned of four zero-day exploits being used to attack the application.

Published in Security

The first woman to participate in the Pwn2Own hacking competition as an independent researchers has walked away empty-handed despite her attempt at hacking the Parallels Desktop in the virtualisation category succeeding.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 10:06

Microsoft loses the Edge at hacking contest

Microsoft's Edge browser was the most hacked among Web browsers during the recent Pwn2Own hacking contest in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Published in Security

The annual Pwn2Own security-busting competition took place last week, revealing a total of 20 new vulnerabilities.

Published in Security

Public awareness of security flaws is the best way to safeguard security.

Published in Security

iOS 5.0 received a generally good reception from iPhone owners. Two particular issues were reduced battery life, and the absence of Siri for the iPhone 4. Apple's done something about one, but not the other.

Published in Mobility

Charlie Miller, a well-known security researcher in the Apple space, has found that your MacBook battery may-well be out to get you (if you don't get it first).

Published in Security
Friday, 16 April 2010 10:41

HP completes 3Com acquisition

HP has completed its $US2.7 billion acquisition of 3Com.

Published in Deals
Thursday, 15 April 2010 08:31

Mac OS X Pwn2Own vulnerability patched

Apple has been forced to release another security update for Mac OS X just over two weeks after the last one.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 06 April 2010 11:43

Pwn2Own winner's Firefox hole plugged

Firefox updates are arriving thick and fast. The latest fixes a flaw that was discovered by one of the winners in last month's Pwn2Own contest.

Published in Open Source
Monday, 22 March 2010 10:42

Prediction: Pwn2Own will make Apple look bad

You'll almost certainly see a flood of articles dumping on the insecurity of Apple's products this week. Here's why you should take them with a pinch of salt.

Published in Core Dump
Monday, 22 March 2010 09:44

Firefox zero-day fix coming next week

The fix for a remotely exploitable security vulnerability in Firefox 3.6 has been developed but probably will not be released for another week.

Published in Open Source

A prominent security researcher claims to have found 20 exploitable flaws in the Preview utility provided in Apple's Mac OS X to display PDF and other types of file. He's also found several in mainstream Adobe, Microsoft and open source applications.

Published in Security
Friday, 12 March 2010 10:30

Safari 4.0.5 fixes bugs, vulnerabilities

The latest version of Apple's Safari browser delivers improved performance and fixes 16 security vulnerabilities.
Published in Security
Thursday, 19 March 2009 18:32

Mac hacked in under 10 seconds at PWN2OWN

So just how secure is your Apple computer now that Mac hacker supremo Charlie Miller has broken into a MacBook in less than 10 seconds?

Published in Home Tech

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