back to article Hackers detail the blood and guts of the 2016 Pwn2Own exploit expo

Zero Day Initiative researchers have detailed the winning hacks of this year's Pwn2Own competition, painting a picture of broken browsers and owned systems. The quartet of Matt Molinyawe, Abdul-aziz Hariri, Jasiel Spelman, and Jason Smith of Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative vulnerability clearing house detailed and …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    digital goring of [...] Adobe Flash

    To be fair, Adobe Flash pretty much gores itself - in this case what the hackers were doing was kicking it while it was down.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      You really can't kick Adobe while it is down. But you can stomp it some more and put a good steel toe in!

      1. J. Cook Silver badge

        Of course you can- I kick Acrobat reader when it's down quite frequently.

        Whoever thought of putting a scripting engine into a document reader needs to be injured severely.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The big question is always ..

    .. how many of these zero days were NOT published, but sold to well funded entities (which may or may not be state actors)?

    The best service these events do for us besides discovering holes is creating awareness that security is and remains hard work.

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