PWN2OWN! Smart-phone and Web Browser
HACKING CONTEST OFFERS SECURITY RESEARCHERS CASH AND PRIZES FOR THIRD YEAR
The contest is again being sponsored by TippingPoint, which acquires the vulnerabilities exposed by winners through its Zero Day Initiative to hand over to the affected vendors as well as improve its security technology. To highlight the increasing importance of smart-phone security as we begin to rely on them more, the mobile targets featured in this year’s event include iPhone, Android, Symbian, RIM/BlackBerry and Windows Mobile. The other significant area of risk emerging in internet malware is new browser based exploits. Browser targets in this year’s competition will include Internet Explorer 8, FireFox 3, Safari and Chrome. As in previous years, the contest will feature a progressively expanding attack surface spanning the three-day conference.
Last year’s contest pitted operating systems against one another and targeted a MacBook Air laptop and a Fujitsu notebook running Windows Vista, and a Sony VAIO running Linux. Apple vulnerability researcher
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SOURCE Dragostech.com Inc.