Microsoft Edge Is The Most Hacked Browser At Pwn2Own 2017

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The favored Pwn2Own 2017 hacking contest, which has celebrated its 10th anniversary, got here to an finish of their three days session during which numerous safety groups have hacked away many browsers and working techniques. Microsoft’s Edge appears to have taken the very best variety of hits, whereas Chrome remained unhackable throughout this contest.

Microsoft Dropping Its Edge

Microsoft has created the Edge browser by rewriting probably the most of it from the scratch (some elements have been even forked from Web Explorer). The objective of the corporate was to have a browser which is rather more safe and may sustain with Firefox and Chrome in terms of supporting the newest net and web requirements. The Edge has even carried out sandboxing applied sciences that are just like what the Chrome is utilizing, which put it forward of the Firefox. The Firefox continues to be making an attempt to play catch-up on this recreation.

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But, despite all these improvements in the code cleanness and the security technologies, it did not quite proven itself when it was faced with experienced hackers at contests like Pwn2Own. In last year’s edition of Pwn2Own, the Edge proved to be a little better than the Internet Explorer and the Safari, but it still ended up being hacked twice, while the Chrome is only hacked once.

The condition this year seems to have gotten worse rather than better, for Edge. In the last year’s Pwn2Own, the Microsoft’s browser was hacked more than five times.

On the first day, Group Ether (Tencent Safety) was the primary to hack Edge by way of an arbitrary write within the Chakra JavaScript engine. The workforce additionally used a logic bug within the sandbox to flee that, as properly. The workforce acquired an $80,000 prize for this exploit.

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On the second day, the Edge browser was attacked quick and livid by a number of groups. Nevertheless, one was disqualified for utilizing a vulnerability that was disclosed the day before today.