Pwn2Own 2010 - Which browser will be the first to crack?

With the annual Pwn2Own contest a little more than a month away (it kicks off March 24th) it's time for some predictions - which browser will be the first to fall this year?

With the annual Pwn2Own contest a little more than a month away (it kicks off March 24th) it's time for some predictions - which browser will be the first to fall this year?

Pwn2Own, in case you're not familiar with it, is a contest run by TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) where individuals compete to hack a variety of applications and platforms. The rules are simple - you gain control of the system, and you get to keep the hardware and get a cash prize.

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The event is spread over three days.

Day 1:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7
  • Mozilla Firefox 3 on Windows 7
  • Google Chrome 4 on Windows 7
  • Apple Safari 4 on MacOS X Snow Leopard

Day 2:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista
  • Mozilla Firefox 3 on Windows Vista
  • Google Chrome 4 on Windows Vista
  • Apple Safari 4 on MacOS X Snow Leopard

Day 3:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP
  • Mozilla Firefox 3 on Windows XP
  • Google Chrome 4 on Windows XP
  • Apple Safari 4 on MacOS X Snow Leopard

So, which browser will be the first to be breached?

There's also a raft of mobile devices waiting to be hacked:

  • Apple iPhone 3GS
  • RIM Blackberry Bold 9700
  • A Nokia device running Symbian S60 (likely the E62)
  • A Motorola phone running Android (likely the Droid)

Should be interesting!

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