Adobe Flash and Apple’s Safari browser was hacked by security researchers at PwnFest. Adobe Flash was hacked in 4 seconds whereas Apple’s Safari browser in precisely 20 seconds.
Hackers Won $100,000 For Hacking Adobe Flash
Bug bounty programs and some other White hat hacking competitions are the hot trends in the digital world. We have antecedently seen Hackers winning $215,000 for hacking iPhone 6S and Nexus 6P in the Pwn2Own contest.
We have also seen a similar type of incident in PwnFest which is a bug pwning “festival” held for better security organized by POC. In PwnFest security corporations and hackers target all completely different platform and that they were rewarded with the money prize and also the platform developers get to understand concerning the prevailing vulnerabilities.
We have seen Hackers won $140,000 for hacking Microsoft’s Edge browser in just 18 seconds and Google’s new Pixel smartphone is also hacked under 60 Seconds at the same event. Now, Apple’s Safari web browser was hacked.
Apple’s updated Safari web browser was running on MacOS Sierra. The hack was carried out by a renowned Chinese hacker group Pangu which very often publishes iOS jailbreaks for free. Pangu team, in conjunction with hacker JH, managed to hack Apple’s expedition browser in only twenty seconds and additionally the team won $80,000.
Adobe Flash was another target which was hacked in just four seconds. Adobe Flash is infamous for its repeated security risks and Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 used a combination of zero-day and win32k kernel flaw to hacked Adobe flash in just four seconds. According to The Register, The team was awarded $100,000.
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