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Hackers at Pwn2Own to compete for $100K in prizes




Hackers at Pwn2Own to compete for $100K in prizes
Hackers at Pwn2Own to compete for $100K in prizes



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9157098/Hackers_at_Pwn2Own_to_compete_for_100K_in_prizes?taxonomyId=17 

By Gregg Keizer
Computerworld
February 16, 2010

A hacking contest next month will award cash prizes of $15,000 to anyone 
who can break into an iPhone, BlackBerry Bold, Droid or Nokia 
smartphone.

The prizes are 50% more than the top awards given last year at Pwn2Own, 
which will kick off March 24 at the CanSecWest security conference in 
Vancouver, British Columbia. Altogether, $100,000 could be handed out by 
3Com TippingPoint, the contest sponsor.

Pwn2Own will again offer a dual-track challenge with both browser and 
mobile OS targets, said Aaron Portnoy, a TippingPoint security research 
team lead, on a company blog that announced details of this year's 
contest.

Now in its fourth year, Pwn2Own has repeatedly made headlines for hacks 
of Apple's Mac OS X and Microsoft's Internet Explorer. In 2009, for 
example, researcher Charlie Miller broke into a Mac in less than five 
seconds to win $5,000.

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