The Zero-Day Salesmen
Source: Forbes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
At a Google-Run competition in Vancouver last month the search giant’s famously secure Chrome Web browser fell to hackers twice. Both of the new methods used a rigged ­website to bypass Chrome’s security protections and completely hijack a target computer. But while those two hacks defeated the company’s defenses, it was only a third one that actually managed to get under Google’s skin.

A team of hackers from French security firm Vupen were playing by different rules. They declined to enter Google ( GOOG - news - people )’s contest and instead dismantled Chrome’s security to win an HP-sponsored hackathon at the same conference.

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