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Pwn2Own Exploits Zoom, Microsoft, Apple, Chrome, Ubuntu; $1.2 Million Awarded In Total


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The latest edition of the 2021 Pwn2Own hacking contest came to end last week and witnessed some very remarkable exploits including Zoom, Microsoft, Ubuntu, and various other platforms.

The Pwn2Own Hacking contest:

To the unaware, Pwn2Own is a hacking contest held at the CanSecWest security conference every year. 

Initiated in 2007, the contest is now held year twice a year where participants are challenged to exploit the most extensive and popular software and mobile devices with previously unknown vulnerabilities.

The Pwn2Own contest held this year was a virtual three-day tournament and it was reported that a sum total of over $1.2 million was granted as prize money for 16 high-ranking exploits.

Pwn2Own exploits and earnings:

Some of the most widely used platforms that were held at target and found with successful exploit attempts were Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Edge, Windows 10, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Parallels Desktop, and Ubuntu Desktop operating systems.

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The below listings discuss the various platforms and the details of the exploits that were awarded for-

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