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Post Posted February 15th, 2016, 8:17 am

Looks like there will be no Firefox on Pwn2Own 2016 as it is "to easy to break", of course mainstream sites already write about: "danger Firefox", seems to be a bad time for Firefox. It is all about implementation: e10s, sandbox etc. from other side this can, again, shrink FX user :(

What do You think guys?

It is not against FX, as it is my main and beloved browser, also no place for "war" just discussion, I hope...

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Post Posted February 16th, 2016, 1:00 am

Why not join the discussion here - https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/commen ... wanted_to/

Started from this article - http://www.eweek.com/security/pwn2own-h ... ffort.html

IMO, Mozilla isn't "paying to play" that game - so Firefox was left out of the festivities.


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Post Posted February 17th, 2016, 2:17 pm

Well, I am not a programmer but when I read that article the only thought I had was that Firefox is so vulnerable it is too easy to hack it [I guess it would be better to say " Firefox was so vulnerable it was too easy to hack it"? :-k ]. Also,
https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/commen ... wanted_to/
They could try to hack Nightly/dev, which has multiprocess now.

But still not properly sandboxed yet.

It is on Windows and Mac OS X.

I thought sandboxing was disabled on all platforms? :-k
Sorry for my poor English.

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