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Pwn2Own trifecta: Hacker exploits IE8, Firefox, Safari

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March 23, 2009
Cybersecurity
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A security researcher named “Nils” (he declined to provide his full name) performed a clean drive-by download attack against the world’s most widely used browser to take full control of a Sony Vaio machine running Windows 7.

He won a cash prize and got to keep the hardware. Details of the vulnerability, which was described by contest sponsor TippingPoint ZDI as a “brilliant IE8 bug!” are being kept under wraps. (ZDNet)