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Safari, Chrome and Flash Player hacked during first day at Pwn2Own, some of them twice

Lucian Constantin | March 18, 2016
Hackers take home US$282,500 on the contest's first day.

The third Tencent team, Xuanwu Lab, tried an exploit against Adobe Flash in Microsoft Edge, but it failed to work.

During the first day, security researchers won $282,500 and disclosed 15 previously unknown vulnerabilities. The exploits were shared with contest organizers from the Zero Day Initiative, which is now part of Trend Micro, and will be reported to the affected vendors. 

This year, the Pwn2Own contest is sponsored by Trend Micro and Hewlett Packard Enterprise and has a total prize pool around $600,000.

 

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