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Mozilla Firefox: Patch Released for Pwn2Own Exploit

Recently at the annual Pwn2Own contest hackers successfully exploited Mozilla’s Firefox browser, we have now heard that Mozilla have now patched the vulnerabilities which led to the hack.

Firefox was not the only web browser to be hacked at Pwn2Own 2010, browsers such as Internet Explorer and Safari also cir-cum to the hackers clever exploits, however Google Chrome managed to see out the contest unscathed.

The particular exploit patched was a memory corruption flaw, this flaw was discovered by a hacker called ‘Nils’, this could lead to code execution by an attacker.

Neither Apple nor Microsoft have patched the vulnerabilities found in their web browsers at Pwn2Own 2010, as patches are released we will keep you posted.

Source: EWeek

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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