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Mobile Pwn2Own 2014: The day two recap

Two more competitors stepped up to the test bench on the second and final day of the annual contest in Tokyo

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Mobile Pwn2Own 2014: The day one recap

ZDILogo.PNGA record number of contestants set a fast pace for this year’s Tokyo competition – five teams, five targets, five wins.

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Mobile Pwn2Own begins: Competitors and targets

26725808_s.jpgThe third Mobile Pwn2Own competition begins in Tokyo with the largest competitor lineup in its history. We have the full schedule -- and the list of devices and platforms that await their fate.

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Avoiding collisions: How we’ll handle (potential) duplications between Pwn2Own and Pwn4Fun

This year we introduced Pwn4Fun to give Google and ZDI the opportunity to give money to charity. 

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Pwn2Own’s New Exploit Unicorn Prize: Additional Background for Civilians

This year at Pwn2Own, we’re hunting the Exploit Unicorn – not because we think there are a lot of researchers out there who can capture it, but because we think there aren’t. That said, an attacker able to win this prize (and $150,000 for their efforts) is able to break through Microsoft’s most powerful protections, including a tool built specifically to protect against sophisticated attacks.

Pwn2Own 2014: Rules and Unicorns

HP’s Zero Day Initiative is once again expanding the scope of its annual Pwn2Own contest, with a new competition that combines multiple vulnerabilities for a challenge of unprecedented difficulty and reward.

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Mobile Pwn2Own Tokyo 2013 – Crash bang boom

The results are in. Catch up with all the news from Mobile Pwn2Own in this handy summary of the contest.

Mobile Pwn2Own 2013 Yields Exploits in Safari, Samsung S4 applications

Mobile Pwn2Own 2013 started out with a bang. HP’s Zero Day Initiative and competition co-sponsors Google and Blackberry awarded $67,500 USD for the disclosure of multiple 0-day vulnerabilities and exploit techniques in the Safari browser and mobile applications.  We are excited to bring Pwn2Own to Japan to see the breadth of research from across the world, including exploits which reveal techniques that can help internal security teams improve their mitigations. 

Local Japanese team exploits mobile applications to install malware on Samsung Galaxy S4

Time to rethink how you use your browser on your mobile device. Social engineering + application exploit = malware

Welcome to Mobile Pwn2Own at PacSec Tokyo - Super, happy fun

It's the big day! Join us for all the excitement of HP's ZDI Mobile Pwn2Own contest at PacSec in Tokyo. We'll be blogging throughout the day with news and the results of the contest.

Mobile Pwn2Own: Targets await, Register today!

It’s not too late! Register today for HP’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) second annual Mobile Pwn2Own competition, to be held on November 13-14, 2013 at PacSec Applied Security Conference in Tokyo, Japan.

Pwn2Own 2013 Recap

So, what happened at Pwn2Own this year? The question really should be: "What didn't happen at Pwn2Own this year?" Now that the dust has settled, let's step back and look at the carnage resulting from Pwn2Own!

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Pwn2Own 2013

Get ready for Pwn2Own 2013 at CanSecWest March 6th-8th in Vancouver, British Columbia where HP ZDI is offering more than half a million dollars (USD) in cash and prizes.

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