Windows 10, iOS, Chrome, Firefox and Others Hacked at Tianfu Cup Competition

Multiple applications products from Adobe, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Samsung were pwned with previously unseen exploits in Tianfu Cup 2020, the third edition of the global cybersecurity competition held in the city of Chengdu, China.

“Many older and hard targets are pwned on this year’s competition,” the event organizers said. “11 out of 16 targets divided with 23 successful demos.”

The hacking competition showed off hacking attempts against a variety of platforms, such as:

The Tianfu Cup, analogous to Pwn2Own, was launched in 2018 after a government lawyer in the country that resisted safety researchers from engaging in international hacking contests because of national security issues.

The two-day occasion, which occurred over the weekend, saw white hat hackers from 15 distinct teams using first vulnerabilities to break into widely used software and mobile devices in 5 minutes within three attempts.

The idea, in a nutshell, is to use various web browsers to navigate into a remote URL or use a flaw in the program to control the browser along with the underlying operating system.

Patches for all the bugs that are demonstrated are expected to be released in the forthcoming days.


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