Experts Predict Safari to Go Down in Hacking Contest

Kara Reeder

With the Pwn2Own hacking challenge approaching, experts are already putting out their predictions.


Aaron Portnoy, security research team lead with Pwn2Own sponsor 3Com TippingPoint, is pretty confident that "Safari will be the first to go," according to Computerworld. Researcher Charlie Miller, who hijacked a Mac through Safari in less than five seconds last year, is a little more cautious with his prediction:

I'll predict that two to three browsers will go down, including Safari for the fourth straight year.

In addition to browsers, Pwn2Own also will feature a hacking competition for iPhone, BlackBerry Bold, Droid and Symbian smartphones.

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