Windows 10, Google Chrome, and Zoom have also been hacked

Sandra Loyd

The hacking competition Pwn2Own is a well-established event in the IT security industry, as it has been held every year since 2007 and twice a year since 2019. The first event of 2021 was streamed online at several venues in recent days, with interesting results.

Tao Yan, who works for Palo Alto Networks, struck $ 40,000 for gaining system-level privileges for a normal user by exploiting a competitive bug. profile in Windows 10 with the latest patches. In addition, even the rider named z3r09 and Team Viettel managed to break the operating system in a similar way, who also received a $ 40,000 reward.

On the second day, Bruno Keith and Niklas Baumstark earned $ 100,000, after the Chrome Chrome and Chromium-based Microsoft Edge renderers were hacked by exploiting a “type mismatch” error. The action of Daan Keuper and Thijs Alkemade, who were able to run code without clicking through Zoom Messenger on the target device with a combination of 3 errors, cost more than $ 200,000. and Ryota Shiga successfully gained root privileges, making them both $ 30,000 richer. Attacking 10 products during the three-day tournament, 23 entrants competed to win $ 1.2 million out of a total of $ 1.5 million in prize money offered, setting a record in Pwn2Own history.

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