Category: Contests

Hackers Rejoice, Google Chrome Fails Twice

By | March 8, 2012 | 13 Comments

Hackers Rejoice, Google Chrome Fails TwiceSecurity contests prove to be useful.

Just as some might have thought that Google’s Chrome sandboxing feature is bullet proof, Sergey Glazunov, a security researcher who have found quite a few vulnerabilities in the fast, has enriched his life with a $60k reward, received for a “Full Chrome” exploit, which bypassed the sandbox feature. Although Google Chrome was previously known to withstand various attacks in Pwn2Own and similar contests, this time it was the first to fail.

Justin Schuh, Chrome’s security team member said, “It was an impressive exploit. It required a deep understanding of how Chrome works. This is not a trivial thing to do. It’s a very difficult and that’s why we’re paying $60,000.”
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Pwn2Own 2012 Is Coming

By | February 20, 2012 | 23 Comments

Pwn2Own 2012 Is ComingPwn2Own, a computer hacking contest, which will begin on March 7th in Vancouver, British Columbia, has slightly modified its concept, according to sources.

First of all, smartphone hacks have been dropped completely in favor of the web browser exploits against Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari running on both Windows and Mac operating systems.
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By | January 30, 2012 | 5 Comments Give Away


The giveaway contest is over and there is no time to waste!

Please see the winners list below and follow instructions, in case you won. Congratulations and thanks for trying!
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By | January 24, 2012 | 11 Comments Give Away


After our previous give away, we still have few freebies left before our inventory is empty, so in case you feel lucky today, simply retweet this post and enter the contest!

12-14 lucky winners will receive one of the following:

T-Shirt (Black or Red)
Opera Software Pen
Opera Sticky Notes
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Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, May 9th

By | May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, May 2nd

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Give Away: How to Create Web Browser Theme

By | May 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

Give Away: How to Create Web Browser Theme

Today we are giving away 50 invites to BT Engage from Brand thunder, which allows you to make your own web browser theme.

Visit the following page
Click “Create an account”
Enter FavBrowser

Thanks to Mark for the give away!

Weekly Browsers Recap + Bonus Links, April 11th

By | April 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, April 11th

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IE8 and Safari Fall on First Day of Pwn2own

By | March 11, 2011 | 13 Comments

Red Font Pwn

Pwn2Own, the yearly hacking contest held as part of the CanSecWest security conference, saw the successful hijacking of fully patched versions of Safari and Internet Explorer 8 this year. Ars Technica described Pwn2Own as the following:

If a researcher can pwn the browser—that is, make it run arbitrary code—then they get to own the hardware the browser runs on. This year, not only did they have to run arbitrary code, they also had to escape any sandboxes—restricted environments with reduced access to data and the operating system—that are imposed.

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HTML5: Framerate Fest

By | February 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

HTML5: Framerate Fest

After introducing the hardware acceleration feature for IE9, Microsoft wasn’t really shy to demonstrate its advantages over other web browsers.

Recently, company has launched a Framerate Fest web site, inviting web developers to create their own HTML5 demo (300×300).

There have been only few entries so far (see official site) and submissions are open until the 25th of March.

One lucky winner will receive a brand new Xbox 360 with Kinect and some merchandise.

Technical Guidelines (.pdf)

Via: IStartedSomething

Pwn2Own: Google to Give Away CR-48 Laptop and $20,000

By | February 3, 2011 | 7 Comments

Pwn2Own: Google to Give Away CR-48 Laptop and $20,000The 5th Pwn2Own contest is here and there are some special treats for all you exploiters.

In addition to already offered prizes by Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) (a total is $105,000), Google Inc. will also be giving away a CR-48 laptop running Google Chrome OS and $20,000 to one lucky hacker who will exploit a security hole in Google Chrome web browser.

Contestants are welcomed to hack the following browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer
Apple Safari
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

All of them will be running on a 64-bit, Windows 7 or OS X machines.

As for Opera inclusion, it’s still the same “low market share” argument.