Chrome, Safari, and Edge are easily hacked on the first day of a contest

Chrome, Safari and Edge hacked

Try as you may, there is no perfect software, neither in terms of programs nor in terms of operating systems. All the software in the world contains bugs and some of them are vulnerabilities that can be used to hack it. That is what has been demonstrated again in the Tianfu Cup in China, where they have hacked three of the most used web browsers: Chrome, Edge and Safari, the last two being the proposals installed by default in Windows and macOS respectively.

La China Tianfu Cup (Via ZDnet) is an alternative to Pwn2Own. In both cases, both software and devices are tested for "Zero-Day" bugs, that is, uncorrected and unknown vulnerabilities that can be exploited by a malicious user. The most "worrying" thing, in quotes, is that Chrome, an older version of Edge (the «Chromium» still in beta) and Safari were hacked on the first day of the contest.

Chrome, Safari, and Edge fell on the first day

Other software and gadgets that fell in the contest were Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office 365, the D-Link DIR-878 router and Qemu-KVM running on Ubuntu, this on the first day. On the second day, Adobe Reader and D-Link routers crashed again, becoming more of a concern, along with VMware Workstation operating system emulation software.

The contest is not too famous but, as Pwn2Own, it serves for three things: finding bugs that they can fix, the winners get money and, which could be included in the second point, that the security researchers make themselves known. That he is not famous also means that all the details of some bugs found that they do deliver to the creators of the software are not known.

Good for users of Firefox is that Mozilla's browser has not been mentioned, so it is assumed that they failed to hack it in this contest. All the more reason to ditch Chrome and use the fire fox proposal.


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  1.   Light Creator said

    This is my personal opinion, friends. This is the real and worrying problem of being a user of any of the derivatives of the Chromium browser, of which there are many already.
    Then what a joy for me that Mozilla's effort is reflected in the quality of its browser and in good news like this.

  2.   Daniel said

    And I read out there that they want the edge browser to also run on linux, with this background you have to think about it if you want to use it seriously. Greetings and as always interesting articles.

  3.   leo said

    Firefox the best