The Chinese people holds it yearly hacking contest Tianfu Cup; adolescents contend to discover new and remarkable approaches to hack into well known programming and stages.
This year has been the same as as young hackers discovered exploits in iOS 14; Windows 10, Chrome, Safari, as well as Adobe PDF Reader, among others.
According to Zdnet, 15 groups partook in the third release of China’s Tianfu Cup. Contending groups were given three attempts of five minutes each; to hack into a chosen target using an original exploit.
Note that all effective endeavors are handed-off to the product suppliers; which are probably to issue patches and also updates in the coming days.
The 360 ESG Vulnerability Research Institute was named the champion.The team received $750,000 in prize money.
The team had won the competition last year as well. AntFinancial Lightyear Security Lab as well as security researcher Pang bagged the second and third spots; respectively.
Hacking contest – China’s Tianfu Cup team successfully hacked into the following systems:
iOS 14 (on iPhone 11 Pro Max)
Android (on Samsung Galaxy S20)
Adobe PDF Reader
Windows 10 2004
Responding to China’s Tianfu Cup, former chief security officer at Facebook and computer scientist Alex Stamos called for a national strategy to create something equivalent for cybersecurity research.
“This and also similar contests contain hard lessons about the bug density of critical US software; as well as the effectiveness of the PRC’s effort to create a homegrown public-private offensive capability. This lessons need to be deeply considered by the reconstituted Biden NSC cyber team,” he said in a tweet.
“In pithier terms: Chinese researchers are burning full-patched iOS 0-day for $180k while our Supreme Court is considering whether security research should remain legal in the US;” he said in another tweet.
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