FLOSS developers of major browsers put up cash for vulnerabilities and made payouts. Amazingly, “The update to Chrome 25 came about 24 hours after two researchers from U.K. firm MWR InfoSecurity exploited multiple bugs in the browser and Windows 7. In exchange for their attack code and vulnerabilities, Nils — a German who goes only by his first name — and Jon Butler were awarded $100,000 by Pwn2Own organizer HP TippingPoint and its Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) bug bounty program.
see Pwn2Own hacking contest winds down after paying a record $480K | ITworld.
Who do you love, a browser that fixes discovered problems in hours or in months? The answer is that you love FLOSS, folks, software that works for you and not some corporation hiding bugs so that salesmen can claim they don’t exist…
I recommend Debian GNU/Linux. It’s all FLOSS, folks, and it will work for you. When it comes to your information technology, choose software working rather than the fiscal goals of short-sighted corporations run by salesmen, like M$.
For more information see H-Online:
“In response to day one’s exploits, both Mozilla and Google have shipped updates to their browsers. Mozilla’s Firefox has been updated to version 19.0.2 with a fix for the vulnerability; the same fix, for a use-after-free in the HTML editor which could lead to arbitrary code execution, has also been applied to Firefox ESR 17.0.4, Thunderbird (ESR) 17.0.4 and SeaMonkey 2.16.1. Google has updated the stable channel for Chrome on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux for the type confusion flaw that was exploited by Nils and Jon of MWR Labs at Pwn2Own. Both the Firefox and Chrome updates are automatically downloaded by browsers and installed on browser restarts.”
All this good news makes my day.