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...China hack Chrome, Edge and Safari for Tianfu Cup

  • White hat hackers in China hack Chrome, Edge and Safari for Tianfu Cup

    Over the weekend, a number of participating teams hacked into some of the world’s most popular web browsers, Wi-Fi routers and other software. The hackers tested vulnerabilities hidden in several popular apps, including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple's Safari. Participants also found vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe PDF Reader.

    The event concluded with the team 360Vulcan emerging as the leader. The team won a total bounty of $382,500 (Approx. Rs. 2,74,80,000) by exploiting vulnerabilities in Microsoft Edge, Adobe PDF Reader, MS Office 365, qemu+Ubuntu, and VMWare Workstation.

Major browsers Chrome, Safari, and Edge...

  • Major browsers Chrome, Safari, and Edge are easily hacked on day 1 of hacking contest

    Some of the world's leading browsers made by some of the world's biggest tech companies have been hacked in record time by computer security experts competing China's Tianfu Cup.

    The hackfest, established as an alternative to its Western counterpart, Pwn2Own, puts software and devices to the test as researchers look for Zero-day bugs – unfixed vulnerabilities that can be exploited by bad actors.

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