Major Browsers Hacked at Pwn2Own Contest

Major Browsers Hacked at Pwn2Own Contest

All four major website browers, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple's Safari were hacked at the Pwn2Own contest in Vancouver, Canada on Thursday.  JungHoon (lokihardt) of South Korea was able to hack all four browsers by himself.  He was rewarded with $225,000 USD and new laptops.  The Chrome hack was the largest payout since the contest started, resulting in $75,000 in prize money.  He was able to to destroy 64 bit Internet Explorer 11 using time-of-check to time-of-use (TOCTOU) volunerability and recieved a payout of $65,000 for that piece of the pie.  He was able to complete all of his Google hacks in two minutes.

Another individual, Nicolas Joly, was able to hack Adobe Reader and Flash Player for a payout of $90,000.  

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