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Pwn2Own hacking contest shrinks exploit prize pool

Gregg Keizer | Feb. 13, 2015
HP and Google put up US$465,000 in cash prizes for long-running browser hacking challenge.

TippingPoint and its ZDI bounty program have sponsored or co-sponsored Pwn2Own since its 2007 inception. After researchers hand over the vulnerabilities they used to hack targets -- and their exploit code -- ZDI confirms the results, then passes the information to the pertinent vendors, which typically have representatives on-site, ready to start the patching process.

Pwn2Own has always taken place at the CanSecWest security conference, hosted in Vancouver, British Columbia. This year, CanSecWest runs March 18-20.

ZDI has posted the contest rules on its website.

 

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