Pwn2Own 2010 Hack Contest 'IE8 on Windows 7 vs. Safari 4 on Snow Leopard'

TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) announced that the annual Pwn2Own contest 2010 will held at CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, BC on Mar 24th 2010. If you successfully exploit a target you get to keep it along with a ZDI cash prize and related benefits. This year comes with an increased total cash prize amount […]

TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) announced that the annual Pwn2Own contest 2010 will held at CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, BC on Mar 24th 2010. If you successfully exploit a target you get to keep it along with a ZDI cash prize and related benefits. This year comes with an increased total cash prize amount to $100,000 USD. “First portion will attempt to bring to light the current security posture of market-leading web browser and operating system pairings. The multifaceted web browser continues to occupy a critical presence on the client-side attack surface.” “Second portion offers bounties for vulnerabilities affecting mobile phones. The increased presence and capabilities of smart phones has brought with it the same security issues and attention traditionally reserved for non hand-held platforms.” “In Day 1, hackers will attempt to hack Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3, Google Chrome 4 on Windows 7 and Safari 4 on MacOS X Snow Leopard. Day 2 will’ve hackers target IE7, Firefox 3, and Chrome 4 on Vista and Apple Safari 4 on MacOS X Snow Leopard. In day 3, following browsers will serve as targets for attacks: IE7, Firefox 3, Chrome 4 on Windows XP and Apple Safari 4 on MacOS X Snow Leopard.” stated. To register for the competition, send us an e-mail at ZDI@tippingpoint.com.