In a battle for ultimate domination in the realm of internet browsers, Microsoft‘s Edge has bitten the dust.
Pwn2Own is a very well-known hackathon and was held in Canada this year. Since 2005, ethical hackers have won thousands in cash prizes in return for pointing out bugs and flaws in commonly used systems.
This year, participants looked at internet browsers and Microsoft’s Edge browser came in last with Google’s Crome proving very difficult to hack.
The league table looked, somewhat, like this:
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Apple Safari
- Microsoft Edge
And what will leave Satya Nadella with his head in his hands, hackers were able to find flaws in Edge a total of FIVE times. Microsoft have been bigging up the security features on the browser recently and this is definitely terrible news for them.
However, they can take solace in the fact that Apple’s Safari didn’t escape without bruises either. Hackers were able to use Safari to to flash up messages on the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar.
And what about Google Chrome, we hear you ask: Well, it suffered a partial- hack. And by this we mean that the team who were trying to hack into Crome weren’t able to, in the time limit they were set. If you were wondering about Firefox, two attempts were made on it. Just one succeeded.
However, their respite is only short lived. We hear that they will be the focus of more focussed attempts at Pwn2Own 2018!