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All hacking eyes on the prize money at CanSecWest

Nearly $4 million in prize money between Pwnium and Pwn2Own drives more attention than ever to the two hacking contests, as Google crosses the $3 million security award mark.

By March 13, 2014


Google fixes 7 Chrome security holes just before CanSecWest

The day before two annual Google-sponsored hacking contests kick off at a security conference in Vancouver, Google tidies up some of Chrome's loose ends.

By March 12, 2014


Beware this big iOS flaw -- and it's not alone

Mobile security remains a struggle: CanSecWest calls attention to flaws in Android and BlackBerry 10, while a newly discovered encryption weakness in iOS 7 could put iPad and iPhone owners at risk.

By March 17, 2014


iPhone, Safari, IE 8, Firefox hacked in CanSecWest contest

All four drop like flies in hacking contest that takes researchers weeks or more to prepare for, but just minutes to win.

By March 24, 2010


IE8, Safari, iPhone, BlackBerry exploited in Pwn2Own contest

No efforts were made to attack Chrome, Firefox, Android, or Windows Phone 7 in the annual hacker contest at CanSecWest.

By March 11, 2011


QuickTime 7.1.6 released: Resolves CanSecWest Java flaw

QuickTime 7.1.6 released: Resolves CanSecWest Java flaw

By May 1, 2007


Mobile: The holy grail at security conference

Security experts launch successful exploits against browsers at the CanSecWest conference, but fail--or fail to even try--exploiting smartphones despite a $10,000 prize.

By March 20, 2009


Safari hole exploited in seconds at security conference

Charlie Miller, who won a contest by hacking a MacBook Air last year, exploits a security hole in Safari within seconds at the CanSecWest security conference.

By March 18, 2009


Flash flaw leads to Vista laptop's fall

The last day of the Pwn to Own contest at the CanSecWest conference saw a Windows Vista laptop taken down by a group of hackers who exploited a newly discovered flaw in Adobe's Flash.

By March 29, 2008