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Annual Pwn2Own Hackathon Sees Chrome & Safari Hacked on Day 1

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Samburaj Das

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Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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Annual Pwn2Own Hackathon Sees Chrome & Safari Hacked on Day 1

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Security researchers and white hat hackers have, on the very first day of the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, exploited unknown vulnerabilities contained within Apple Safari and Google Chrome browsers. Unsurprisingly, Adobe’s Flash Player was also compromised. Four teams and a solo researcher competed against each other on the first day of the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest. This year’s targets were all popular known programs. They included Safari, running on OS X; Chrome, running on Windows; Microsoft Edge, running on Windows and Flash, also running on Windows. Six attempts were made. Four were successful. One, partially successful while the other failed….

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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