Day two of the Pwn2Own hacking contest at the CanSecWest Conference in Vancouver has ended with Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Flash going down.
Many users - if not all - have experienced downloading a free screensaver or game without looking at the small print and consequently getting their browser unwittingly saddled with an unwanted toolbar, add-on or homepage.
Several security flaws in the popular Google Chrome browser can be exploited to turn the computer into a surreptitious listening device, claims Israeli developer Tal Ater.
Google has a new problem: original add-on developers are being bought out by ad firms and their creations equipped with code serving ads to unsuspecting users.
Results from the second annual Mobile Pwn2Own competition ending today at PacSec Applied Security Conference in Tokyo, Japan, are in: the successful compromises include Samsung Galaxy S4 in the OS category, and Safari and Chrome in the mobile browser category.