Pwn2Own event yields 27 zero-days
Security researchers managed to discover as many as 27 zero-days in major enterprise software during the three days of the Pwn2Own Vancouver 2023 event. Zero-days were found in Windows 11, Ubuntu and macOS, among others, as well as in Oracle and VMware products and Tesla's firmware.
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Hackers win $800,000 for attacks on Teams, Ubuntu and more
The first day of Pwn2Own Vancouver was a success. Participants won a combined $800,000 for hacking widely used software, including Microsoft Teams, Oracle Virtualbox and Ubuntu Desktop.
Once or twice a year, Zero Day Initiative organizes a hacking contest to promote and reward security research.... Read more
Dutch hackers win Pwn2Own by cracking industrial ICS systems
Thijs Alkemade and Daan Keuper discovered important vulnerabilities in three widely used industrial ICS systems during hacking competition Pwn2Own.
Thijs Alkemade and Daan Keuper work for Computest, a security firm based in the Netherlands. The duo participated in hacking competition Pwn2Own an... Read more
Dutch hackers get 200k for finding critical security leaks in Zoom
Two Dutch hackers from Computest Security, Daan Keuper and Thijs Alkemade, have discovered critical security vulnerabilities in the video calling application Zoom. For discovering and reporting these critical security leaks, they will receive a reward of 200,000 dollars.
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