New browser ordeal

March 24. will be this year’s browser-ordeal in Vancouver, its where the hackers are rewarded for knocking down browser/OS security. This year the contest has been divided in two; part one is browsers on different platforms and part two is the software on cellphones turn. The prize this year is $100k, an amazing amount. The last couple of days the different developers has spent a lot of time and effort to secure the browsers, in vain if you ask me. As long as humans program the security other humans will break them.

Opera is not on the agenda, I guess its because it is Norwegian and unbreakable. It is also the fastest browser on the net too. :p

Heres my bets:

Part 1:
Safari on Windows 7 – hacked in 18 seconds
Firefox on Mac OS – hacket in 40 seconds
Internet Explorer on Windows 7 – hacked on 41 seconds

Part 2:
Safari on iPhone – 20 seconds
Mail on Nokia – 30 seconds.

What do you think? 🙂

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

1 Response

  1. John says:

    Crashing the browser with HTML is easy, but I wouldn’t have a clue where to start to actually compromise the system. I wonder what the results were. I’m betting Chrome took longest 🙂
    .-= John´s last blog ..Actually It’s Just Up There… =-.

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