March 23, 2012 9:40am
Turkish hackers have cracked another vulnerability in Google's Chrome browser, which they said allowed them to bypass Chrome's Sandbox feature that protects the computer system from potential malware.
A report on The Hacker News said the security experts from Arf Iskenderun Technologies found the new vulnerability open in Google Chrome 17.0.963.78.
The Hacker News said Vupen Security had reported last week it "pwned" Google Chrome's sandbox.
A sandbox runs an application in a restricted environment to prevent potential malware from infecting the computer.
Only last week, a Russian security researcher earned $60,000 for discovering a vulnerability in Chrome, showing how to bypass the software's security sandbox.
Sergey Glazunov won the cash as part of the Pwnium competition run by Google at the CanSecWest conference in downtown Vancouver, computer security firm Sophos reported.
Glazunov found a remote code execution vulnerability in Chrome, that malicious hackers and cybercriminals could use to install and run code on victims' computers.
Google's Pichai said this was an "exciting" development, saying they launched Pwnium this year to encourage the security community to submit exploits for Google to help make the web safer.
"We look forward to any additional submissions to make Chrome even stronger for our users," Pichai said. — LBG, GMA News