Researcher gets $100,000 after finding Safari exploit at Pwn2Own 2021 event
11 days ago - By 9to5Mac
The Pwn2Own 2021 event is promoted by the Zero Day Initiative as a way to encourage developers and researchers to report zero-day vulnerabilities to the affected companies instead of selling these breaches to malicious hackers. This year, systems researcher Jack Dates was paid $100,000 after finding a new exploit in Apple's Safari web browser.
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Security Researcher Earns $100,000 for Safari Exploit in Pwn2Own Hacking Contest
11 days ago - By Mac Rumors
Each year, the Zero Day Initiative hosts a "Pwn2Own" hacking contest where security researchers can earn money for finding serious vulnerabilities in major platforms like Windows and macOS.
This 2021 Pwn2Own virtual event kicked off earlier this week and featured 23 separate hacking attempts across 10 different products including web browsers, virtualization, servers, and more. A three-day affair that spans multiple hours a day, this year's Pwn2Own event was livestreamed on YouTube.
Apple products were not heavily targeted in Pwn2Own 2021, but on day one, Jack Dates from RET2 Systems...
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