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  • Day 2 Of Pwn2Own Sees iPhone And BlackBerry Fall

    On day 1 of Pwn2Own we saw both Safari and IE8 fall victim to attacks by hackers. Today, iPhone 4 and the Blackberry Torch 9800 followed a similar fate. Pwn2Own is an annual security competition that allows hackers to win systems they successfully hack, in turn they provide valuable feedback to the company’s security teams. Read More

  • After Failing To Get Hacked Last Year, Google Paying For Chrome To Be In Pwn2Own 2011

    After Failing To Get Hacked Last Year, Google Paying For Chrome To Be In Pwn2Own 2011

    Last year, after two full days of hacking, only one web browser emerged from Pwn2Own unscathed: Google Chrome. IE8, Safari 4, Firefox 3, and even Safari on iOS actually all fell after just one day, but no one could seem to penetrate Chrome. In fact, despite a $10,000 bounty to crack their “sandbox”, no one even tried, likely figuring it was futile. And so this year, Pwn2Own… Read More

  • Hack an iPhone, win 10 grand at Pwn2Own

    Pwn2Own, a sort of Gray Hat extravaganza, is going to be cracking browsers and phones for the third year in a row this March. It’ll go from the 18th to the 20th and thousands of dollars in prizes. Many will enter, few will pwn. Read More

  • MacBook Air cracked in two minutes

    IPhone hacker Charlie Miller compromised a MacBook Air in a mere two minutes at CanSecWest security conference. He won $10,000 in prizes by hacking the Air after the judges visited a web site Miller created for the contest. None of the contestants were able to hack into the MacBook, a Sony VAIO running Linux, or a Fujitsu U810 on the first day because the rules state they could not induce… Read More