1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Pwn2Own contest highlights renewed hacker focus on kernel issues

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. RSS

    RSS New Member Member

    Hackers demonstrated 21 new vulnerabilities in attacks against browsers and operating systems during this year's Pwn2Own hacking contest. The complexity of the exploits, though, shows that hackers have to jump through many hoops to gain full system control.

    On Wednesday and Thursday, five contestants -- four teams and one independent researcher -- demonstrated three successful remote code execution attacks against Safari on OS X, two against Microsoft Edge on Windows, four against Adobe Flash on Windows and one partially successful attack against Google Chrome on Windows. Firefox was not a target in this year's contest.

    To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    Continue reading...

Share This Page