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      • #2356200
        doriel
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        I would like to share interesting thing, that I didnt know about. Maybe somebody will find it interesting too 🙂

        Pwn2Own competition, article at BleepingComputer

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      • #2356321
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        Doriel: Interesting and profitable competition for those who are good at breaking into other people’s computers and can team up with their equally apt friends (because they have friends).

        According to the article in BleepingComputer:

        Between April 6 and April 8, Pwn2Own contestants will be able to earn over $1,500,000 in cash and prizes, including a Tesla Model 3.

        Team Fluoroacetate was the first to win a Tesla Model 3.

        They also earned $375,000 at Pwn2Own 2019 after demoing exploits for Apple Safari, Oracle VirtualBox, VMware Workstation, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

        Listen, AskWoody people: What are you waiting for? Get cracking, I say!

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        • #2356884
          doriel
          AskWoody Lounger

          The question is, how many of those hackers will end up being imprisonned immediatelly after the contest 😁😁

          Prize money are enormous! If I had the knowledge, I would like to participate. Do you remember Kevin Mitnick? Very interesting story, very inspirational person.

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          • #2357156
            OscarCP
            AskWoody Plus

            How could anyone still alive and not suffering from severe memory impairments forget about Kevin Mitnick? The Black Hat that was found out, went to jail, served his time, and after all that became a revered White Hat: a person that tracks crackers (improperly called hackers) around and helps the police get them what they have coming to them.

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