Hacker were successful in hacking Safari and Internet Explorer on day one. A French security company was able to hack Safari in under five seconds even after Apple released a last minute patch to thwart the effort. The group was able to keep the MacBook air they received to do the hack as well as a hefty $15,000.
IE8 Was successfully hacked by its first hacker, no surprise. The hacker was awarded $15,000. The hacker from Harmon Security used three different vulnerabilities to avoid protected mode and bypass ASLR and DEP.
The prize to hack Google’s Chrome browser was set at $20,000. Even with one of the largest prizes, not a single hacker attempted it. Only two hackers registered, the first was a no show and the second fore-fitted without trying, in order to focus on a more realistic hack he was working on with a BlackBerry.
It goes to show that Chrome is not only fast, but it is also secure!