By Anna RohlederAnnaMetro. Friday, June 1, 2012 10:49:54 AM
Earlier in the week, we told you about the Positive Hack Days event taking place in Moscow, where Opera was one of the browsers that hackers from all over Russia could attempt to breach for the purpose of highlighting practical security online. The event wrapped up last night, and we got the full report from our local Opera representative.
The hacker - Russia's new underground man.
We're happy to tell you that Opera was not hacked!
As a side note, we learned from this event that browsers are not generally a preferred target for hackers, since the amount of effort they would need to exploit any weaknesses would not pay off for them in the end. Apart from that, however, Opera is also one of the most secure browsers around.
By Espen André ØverdahlEspenAO. Thursday, May 24, 2012 4:20:00 PM
Positive Hack Days is an event taking place in Moscow, Russia. It is an event which brings together the elite of hackers in the world, thought leaders in the information security industry and representatives of the Internet community.
One part of Positive Hack Days is called Hack2own and Opera will be attempted to be hacked! This is a competition where hackers are allowed to demonstrate their skills in security analysis and hacking mobile devices (e. g. Apple iOS, Android), popular Internet browsers, and operating systems (skills in exploiting kernel vulnerabilities in current OS versions).
Will the hackers be successful in their attempt try to hack Opera? We'll be back with a coverage report later on how it went. Hopefully nothing happened.