Pwn20wn hackathon to be held online in November 2020

Pwn20wn hackathon to be held online in November 2020

Pwn2Own computer hacking contest is being held annually since April 2007 but this is the first time that the event has gone online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Similar to their spring event, the Pwn2Own hackathon is happening virtually in November 2020.  The Zero Day initiative with their expert team of researchers has decided to go live from their Toronto office, unlike previous years wherein, the event used to be held at the PacSec Applied Security Conference in Tokyo, Japan.


The adrenaline-filled hackathon will take place on November 3 till 5, coinciding with the PacSec conference scheduled to happen from 1-6.  The competition will ensue 20 devices as targets and is offering more than $500,000 US dollars as a monetary reward.


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The event revolves around enthusiastic hackers giving them a renewed sense of competing in real-time and exploiting bugs in the systems belonging to renowned tech companies. However, this year the event is going to be held digitally due to the rampant coronavirus.


There are various travel restrictions and safety concerns thus, enthusiastic participants can register remotely for the contest until the deadline that is; October 29th, 2020. The contest focuses on six different areas in mobile and IoT technology:

Phones:


Google Pixel 4
Samsung Galaxy S20
Apple iPhone 11
Huawei P40
Xiaomi Mi ..