Google Chrome is the least hackable web browser, the results of the 10th annual Pwn2Own event shows. The computer hacking contest is held each year at the Vancouver, Canada CanSecWest security conference and sees contestants desperately try to exploit popular software and hardware with previously unknown vulnerabilities.
Those who manage to
successfully find an exploit win a cash prize, a jacket
emblazoned with the year of their win, and, the device they
broke into. During the three days of Pwn2Own, Microsoft Edge was
successfully attacked five times – racking up $300,000 in
bounties. Safari was exploited three times, Firefox was attacked
twice, but only once successfully. Google Chrome had no attacks
completed in time.