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Google patches Chrome vulnerability less than a day after Pwn2Own hack

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Google Chrome was the first browser to fall at this year's Pwn2Own hacking competition, but Google hasn't wasted time in obliterating the security risk.

Security Key (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Security Key (SHUTTERSTOCK)

Google Chrome was the first browser to fall at this year's Pwn2Own hacking competition, but Google hasn't wasted time in obliterating the security risk. In a blog post detailing "security fixes and rewards," Google congratulates Sergey Glazunov for his attack on a default version of Chrome as part of the Google-sponsored "Pwnium" contest, and says that it has eliminated the "USXX and bad history navigation" issue that Glazunov uncovered. Since Google only hands out information on Chrome threats on a "need to know basis," specific details about the attack will be kept private until a majority of Chrome users have received the security fix.