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CanSecWest – PWN2OWN overview – Update

The CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver in currently under way. In addition to their normal presentation lineup CanSecWest also hosts the PWN2OWN competition organized by ZDI where researcher’s bring their exploits and try them against the latest software versions. The competition is both technically challenging and politically loaded – two  years ago research company VUPEN made it into the headlines when they said they would not sell their Chrome exploit to Google for even 1 Million US Dollars.

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