Google has offered a total of $1 million for hackers in the Pwn2Own hacker contest if they find security exploits in their Chrome browser, the company’s security team announced. In its sixth year of running, the Pwn2Own contest has seen vulnerabilities being exposed for fully patched and functional browsers such as Internet Explorer and Safari. However, no hacker group has tried aiming at Chrome, especially since it is well protected behind a sandbox.

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Firefox has been the browser of choice for a majority of people. When Google Chrome started out, Firefox had a decisive user share. However, now, that Google Chrome is rising and competing with Firefox head on, Firefox is no more than a threat to Google Chrome.

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With this year, Google Chrome will probably record a third year of being uncrackable. Its sandbox has been appreciated by many experts.

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Mozilla has released a quick update to its flagship Firefox Browser. This release 3.6.3 fixes the security flaws exploited by Nils at the Pwn2Own contest.

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The day one of Pwn2Own just got over and the results gave me a Déjà vu. Browsers started falling starting with Safari on Snow Leopard followed by Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox 3. The Safari hack was once again claimed by Charlie Miller, this time third year in a row.

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