Pwn2own

09.20.12
Safari exploit used to gain control of iPhone at Pwn2Own
09.20.12

Safari exploit used to gain control of iPhone at Pwn2Own

A team of Dutch researchers used a WebKit vulnerability in Mobile Safari to gain access to a full...

By K. Hodgkins,   09.20.12
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08.16.12
Google teases hackers with $2 million in prizes, announces Pwnium 2 exploit competition
08.16.12

Google teases hackers with $2 million in prizes, announces Pwnium 2 exploit competition

The folks in Mountain View are starting to make a habit of getting hacked -- intentionally, that is...

By S. Buckley,   08.16.12
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05.10.11
Security firm claims to have hacked Chrome's sandbox
05.10.11

Security firm claims to have hacked Chrome's sandbox

It didn't manage to do it during the most recent Pwn2Own challenge, but VUPEN Security is now c...

By D. Melanson,   05.10.11
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03.16.11
RIM issues PSA following Pwn2Own exploit: turn off JavaScript on your BlackBerry
03.16.11

RIM issues PSA following Pwn2Own exploit: turn off JavaScript on your BlackBerry

It's not just desktop web browsers getting hacked at this year's Pwn2Own challenge -- mobile browse...

By D. Melanson,   03.16.11
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03.10.11
Safari used to hijack MacBook Pro at Pwn2Own 2011
03.10.11

Safari used to hijack MacBook Pro at Pwn2Own 2011

A flaw in WebKit, the engine that underlies Safari, Mobile Safari, and several other browsers, wa...

By T. Luoma,   03.10.11
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03.10.11
Safari and IE8 get shamed at Pwn2Own, Chrome still safe... for now
03.10.11

Safari and IE8 get shamed at Pwn2Own, Chrome still safe... for now

Ahead of the most recent Pwn2Own, Google made a rather proud challenge: it'd pay $20,000 to any tea...

By T. Stevens,   03.10.11
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02.03.11
Google's paying $20,000 to hack Chrome -- any takers?
02.03.11

Google's paying $20,000 to hack Chrome -- any takers?

So far, Chrome is the only browser of the big four -- Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer being...

By M. Gorman,   02.03.11
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03.25.10
iPhone SMS database hacked in 20 seconds, news at 11
03.25.10

iPhone SMS database hacked in 20 seconds, news at 11

It's a story tailor-made for the fear-mongering subset of news media. This week, a pair of gentlem...

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03.24.10
iPhone hacked at Pwn2Own contest
03.24.10

iPhone hacked at Pwn2Own contest

An iPhone got hacked in just 20 seconds at this week's Pwn2Own hacking contest at CanSecWest 2010,...

By M. Schramm,   03.24.10
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