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Internet Explorer 8 gets hacked, already




Internet Explorer 8 gets hacked, already
Internet Explorer 8 gets hacked, already



http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/archives/164680.asp 

By Andrea James 
The Microsoft Blog
Seattlepi.com
March 20, 2009

A 25-year-old German graduate student who goes only by Nils has hacked 
Internet Explorer 8, along with Safari and Firefox, at CanSecWest's 
hacking competition.

CanSecWest is a security conference that is being held at the Sheraton 
Wall Centre hotel in downtown Vancouver, B.C.

Microsoft is one of 16 listed sponsors. The conference started Monday 
and ends today.

The hacking competition is just one portion of a larger conference, but 
it gets most of the attention. This year, the hackers set to crack the 
major Internet browsers and mobile devices such as the Blackberry, 
iPhone, G1 Android phone and other smart phones.

Nils exploited all three of the browsers within 30 minutes, a conference 
spokeswoman said.

"He hasn't told everybody his last name. Everybody's been trying to get 
contact information, and he wont give his last name," conference 
spokeswoman Melissa Pelto said.

[...]


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