Chrome, Firefox Weather Pwn2own, iPhone Falls

At the annual Pwn2own challenge, hackers compete for prizes and notoriety as they try to compromise the defenses of the major Web browsers and mobile platforms.

So who is still standing, and who got taken down a peg?

So far, Google’s Chrome browser and Mozilla’s Firefox have defied the hackers’ onslaught. Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s BlackBerry weren’t so lucky.

Both mobile platforms fell at the hacker contest, following the successful breaches of Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s IE8 on the first day.

eSecurity Planet recaps the action at Pwn2own, and report on the affected companies’ responses to the security vulnerabilities.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:

Pwn2own: BlackBerry and iPhone Fall, Chrome and Firefox Untouched

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