Pwn2Own

Hacker Successfully Exploits Safari at Pwn2Own 2018 to Win $65,000

With Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative kicking off its annual Pwn2Own 2018 hacking competition yesterday, Samuel Groß of ‘phoenhex’ successfully exploited Apple’s Safari browser to win $65,000 in rewards. Just like last year, his exploit involved a MacBook Pro Touch Bar component, allowing him to leave a message on the Touch Bar after a successful exploit. Richard Zhu, who bypassed iPhone...

Hackers Exploit Fully Patched iPhones and Android Devices at Pwn2Own 2017

Security researchers and hackers have demonstrated a bunch of new zero-day vulnerabilities in fully patched Apple, Samsung and Huawei mobile devices on the opening day of the Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 hacking competition in Tokyo (via eWeek).  Several groups of hackers made a total of seven exploit attempts, five of which were successful. Fully patched Apple iPhone 7,...

Hacker Exploits Safari, Chrome, IE at Pwn2Own, Wins Record $225,000 [VIDEO]

The Pwn2Own contest, which takes place every year at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, Canada, and is sponsored by Hewlett-Packard’s Zero Day Initiative program, has this year seen the top four internet browsers i.e Chrome, Firefox, Explorer and Safari, all get hacked at the event, in addition to the Adobe Reader and Flash Player plug-ins. According...

Chinese Keen Team Takes Down Safari and Flash at Pwn2Own

The Keen Team, represented by Fang Jiahong and Liang Chen from China, took down Apple’s Safari browser and Adobe's Flash at the second day of Pwn2Own annual exploit festival, ThreatPost reports. The team was awarded a $40,000 prize for toppling Safari and a $75,000 prize for exploiting the Flash bug. The two Chinese vulnerability researchers, who also won the...