This week at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, TippingPoint holds its PWN2OWN contest, where security researchers compete in attacking operating systems and browsers. The winner takes home the owned machine plus a cash price, TippingPoint collects the vulnerabilities and discloses them to the vendors.
Here is the full schedule, but so far two setups have been compromised:
- 64 bit Mac OS X and Safari – by VUPEN
- 64 bit Windows 7 and IE8 – by Stephen Fewer
Ryan Naraine has more details and updated coverage at Zero Day blog.