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Vulnerabilities in Safari, Firefox, & Edge were Exposed at Pwn2Own 2018

Internet browsers like Microsoft Edge, Firefox and Safari were a prime target for the white hat hackers at the annual ethical hacking conference, Pwn2Own 2018, that is held in Vancouver, Canada.

According to the latest reports, the prize-money was awarded by Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), till now hackers have won $267,000 of the total $2 million for hacking Firefox, Edge, and Safari.

"The biggest surprise is how many people targeted Apple Safari," Dustin Childs, communications manager for ZDI, told eWEEK. "It's really returning to the roots of Pwn2Own when we saw a lot of individuals targeting macOS."

On the first day of the 2018 event vulnerabilities in Microsoft Edge, Oracle VirtualBox and Apple Safari were exploited by the attendees. While, on the second day Apple safari, as well as Mozilla Firefox, was the prime target for the researchers.

Security researcher Richard Zhu won the contest by gaining 12 points for exploiting Firefox and Edge. Zhu took home...(continued)
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