Pwn2Own Winner Stephen Fewer

The annual Pwn2Own contest at the CanSecWest conference kicked off Wednesday and one of the winners this year was Stephen Fewer, who exploited Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7. Dennis Fisher spoke with him about the contest, the challenge of attacking IE 8 and the utility of memory protections.

The annual Pwn2Own contest at the CanSecWest conference kicked off Wednesday and one of the winners this year was Stephen Fewer, who exploited Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7. Dennis Fisher spoke with him about the contest, the challenge of attacking IE 8 and the utility of memory protections.

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  • Anonymous on

    Nice guy, congrats to Stephen! Interesting that he responded very positively to the idea of sandboxing as a mitigation technology, and then mentioned that none can be perfect and there will always be a design or implementation flaw. 

    Only $15k for three IE 8 0day in a functioning chain? Seems he got lowballed.

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