Pwn2Own is one of the largest hacking contests on earth, where exhibit and security investigators descend to locate their exploits for vulnerabilities such as automobiles and appliances, in a variety of technologies and consumer electronic equipment.
It’s not unusual for businesses to permit hackers place their products through their paces. Tesla before this year entered its new Model 3 car into the contest. A set of investigators later scooped up $375,000 — along with the automobile they kissed — for locating a severe memory randomization insect in the web browser of the car’s infotainment system.
Hackers able to remotely inject and run code on the Facebook Portal can get up to $60,000, even though a privilege escalation bug or a attack can net 40,000.
Presenting the Facebook Portal is part of a push by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative, that runs the contest, to enlarge the assortment of home automation devices available to investigators in attendance. Pwn2Own said investigators will also get a chance to try to hack an Amazon Echo Show 5, a Google Nest Hub Max, an Amazon Cloud Cam, plus a Nest Cam IQ Indoor.
Facebook said it would also enable hackers to discover flaws in the Oculus Quest virtual reality kit.
Pwn2Own Tokyo, place to be held on November 6-7, is forecast to dish out more than $750,000 in cash and prizes.
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