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Chinese hacker cracks device at Tianfu Cup with prize of $ 1.5 million

Competitions such as Pwn2Own give talented hackers the opportunity to crack the products of the world’s largest tech companies. This weekend is the Tianfu Cup in Chengdu, China, an equivalent hacking competition in China.

NS Tianfu Cup Modeled after Pwn2Own, hackers try to break into modern devices and systems using unique methods never seen before. The contest will host three simultaneous tournaments aimed at demonstrating vulnerabilities, cracking devices, and compromised operating systems. In the device cracking part of the tournament, the team will make three 5-minute trials to crack the device using the original vulnerability, offering the highest monetary award.

This year’s target Google’s Chrome browser running on Windows 10 21H1, Apple’s Safari browser running on Macbook Pro, Docker-CE installed on a server running Ubuntu Server 20.04, Linux operating systems Ubuntu 20 and CentOS 8 installed on Lenovo L14 systems , Microsoft Exchange Server 2019, Windows 10, VMware Workstation and ESXi, Parallels Desktop, iPhone 13 Pro, Synology DS220j network-attached storage device, ASUS router AX56U, etc. “Domestic new energy vehicles” are also listed with a prize of $ 50,000.

The total prize pool for this year’s contest is $ 1.5 million.

Hack your iPhone 13 Pro to get the best prizes. It costs $ 120,000 for a remote code execution exploit, $ 180,000 for a remote code execution exploit combined with sandbox escape, and $ 300,000 for a remote jailbreak.

The Tianfu Cup will be held in Chengdu, China from October 16th to 17th.

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Chinese hacker cracks device at Tianfu Cup with prize of $ 1.5 million

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