Pwn2Own Hacking Contest To Give $10,000 For Successful iPhone Hack

The annual Pwn2Own hacking contest is coming up next month. At the event, competitors will be given the opportunity to win cash prizes totaling $15,000 for anyone who can successfully compromise the security and take control of an iPhone, BlackBerry Bold, Droid and Nokia device. The competition will start on March 24 at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Success is defined as having the power to execute code with little to no user interaction, which will bring the attacker $10,000 and enough points in TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) bug-bounty program to qualify for another one-time payment of $5,000.

[via Macworld]

 

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