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March's Pwn2Own Will Have $2 Million Prize Pool

Monday Feb 5th 2018 by Developer.com Staff

The hacker event will take place March 14-16 in Vancouver, BC.

The first Pwn2Own event of 2018 will take place March 14-16 in Vancouver, Canada, and it will have more targets and more prize money at stake than ever before. Sponsored by Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), the event will have a total prize pool of $2 million. Developers and security researchers can earn a portion of that money by finding vulnerabilities in many different targets, including the following:

  • The Apache Web server running on an Ubuntu 17.10 Linux distribution
  • The Nginx Web server
  • Oracle's VirtualBox
  • Microsoft's Hyper-V client
  • VMware Workstation
  • Windows Defend Application Guard for Edge
  • Windows SMB (Server Message Block) protocol
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Apple Safari
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • The macOS operating system

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