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daveinpoway
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join:2006-07-03
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Pwn2Own hacking contest puts record $560K on the line

"Computerworld - HP TippingPoint, the long-time organizer of the annual Pwn2Own hacking contest, has revamped the challenge for the second year running and will offer cash awards exceeding half a million dollars, more than five times the amount paid out last year, the company said yesterday.":

»www.computerworld.com/s/article/···13-01-18


Mike
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join:2000-09-17
Pittsburgh, PA
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Prizes will be awarded on a sliding schedule, with $100,000 for the first to hack Chrome on Windows 7 or IE10 on Windows 8. From there, payments will fall to $75,000 for IE9 and slide through a number of targets before ending at $20,000 for Java. Prizes will also be given for exploiting Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader ($70,000 each), Safari ($65,000) and Firefox ($60,000).

Estimations:

Safari within 15 seconds.
Flash within 5 minutes.
Adobe Reader within 10 minutes.
Firefox will take 30 minutes.
Chrome will live.
IE10 within 5 minutes.
IE 9 within 2 minutes.
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"If something about the human body disgusts you, complain to the manufacturer" - Lenny Bruce
What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.

HELLFIRE
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reply to daveinpoway
Quick, gimme a number of a bookie for those times! I wanna place a bet on em! [/joke]

Regards


Blackbird
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Fort Wayne, IN
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reply to daveinpoway
quote:
...From there, payments will fall to $75,000 for IE9 and slide through a number of targets before ending at $20,000 for Java. ...
Well, it certainly appears where Pwn2Own thinks the lowest-hanging fruit lies.
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“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.” A. de Tocqueville


Link Logger
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join:2001-03-29
Calgary, AB
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I thought it was you had to pay Pwn2Own $20,000 if you couldn't whack Java.