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Pwn2Own 2017: Your stuff as mincemeat
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 07:13:24 PM »
Pwn2Own 2017: Your stuff as mincemeat
20 March 2017, 4:52 pm



They came from miles around to carry out a hallowed, decade-long mission: To eat your lunch. 

The security researchers assembled at the Pwn2Own 2017 hacking competition, sponsored by Trend Micro, and occasionally grouped together, then performed essentially zero-day exploits (at least by the rules, heretofore unknown) on your favorite stuff, such as Windows, MacOS and Linux. Smoldering pits in the screen were left, as teams collected cash prizes and creds. 

RELATED: How San Diego fights off 500,000 cyberattacks a day

For giggles and grins, a Type 2 Hypervisor, VMWare Workstation was also left for shrapnel, one of the first times a hypervisor has been penetrated by a virtual machine in this way. It wasn’t a cascade effect, but rather a shot across the bow. I suspect there are more ways to penetrate a foundational hypervisor, too, but they haven’t been seen in captivity to my knowledge. 

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