A bunch of White hat hackers at China’s largest and most prestigious hacking contest, managed to hack several popular software programs using new and innovative exploits at this year at Tianfu Cup, Chengdu, in Central China. Enlisting the hacked programs are Windows 10, iOS 14, Ubuntu, Adobe PDF Reader, Chrome, Safari, Firefox and VMWare, and like such.
“Many mature and hard targets have been pwned on this year’s contest,” quoted by the organizers. Following are the exploits were confirmed against:
- iOS 14 running on an iPhone 11 Pro
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- Windows 10 v2004 (April 2020 edition)
- Adobe PDF Reader
- Docker (Community Edition)
- VMWare EXSi (hypervisor)
- QEMU (emulator & virtualizer)
- TP-Link and ASUS router firmware
As per ZDnet, “For each successful attack, researchers received monetary rewards that varied depending on the target they chose and the vulnerability type.”
— TianfuCup (@TianfuCup) November 8, 2020
Chinese cyber-security giant, Qihoo 360 was declared the top winner of the competition, and the managed to grab $744,500 out of the total prize of $1.21 million. AntFinancial Lightyear Security Lab and security researcher, Pang, rounded out the three runner-ups.
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