Samsung Galaxy S22 hacked twice on first day of Pwn2Own Toronto

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Contestants have hacked the Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone twice throughout the first day of the Pwn2Own Toronto 2022 hacking competitors, the tenth version of the consumer-focused occasion.

The STAR Labs staff was the primary to successfully exploit a zero-day on Samsung’s flagship gadget by executing their improper enter validation assault on their third try, incomes $50,000 and 5 Grasp of Pwn factors.

One other contestant, Chim, additionally demoed a successful exploit concentrating on the Samsung Galaxy S22 and was capable of execute an improper enter validation assault incomes $25,000 (50% of the prize for the second spherical of concentrating on the identical gadget) and 5 Grasp of Pwn factors.

“The primary winner on every goal will obtain the total money award and the units underneath check,” the competitors’s organizers explain.

“For the second and subsequent rounds on every goal, all different winners will obtain 50% of the prize package deal, nonetheless, they may nonetheless earn the total Grasp of Pwn factors.”

In keeping with the competition’s guidelines, in each instances, the Galaxy S22 units ran the most recent model of the Android working system with all obtainable updates put in.

Throughout this primary day of the competitors, contestants have additionally efficiently demoed exploits concentrating on zero-day bugs in printers and routers from a number of distributors, together with Canon, Mikrotik, NETGEAR, TP-Hyperlink, Lexmark, Synology, and HP.

Contest prolonged to 4 days

At Pwn2Own Toronto, safety researchers can goal cell phones, residence automation hubs, printers, wi-fi routers, network-attached storage, good audio system, and different units, all of them updated and of their default configuration.

They will win the best rewards within the cell phone class, with money prizes of as much as $200,000 for hacking Google Pixel 6 and Apple iPhone 13 smartphones.

Hacking Google and Apple units can also present $50,000 bonuses if the exploits execute with kernel-level privilege, bringing the utmost award for a single problem to a complete of $250,000 for a full exploit chain with kernel-level entry.

Pwn2Own Toronto’s consumer-focused occasion has been prolonged to 4 days (between December sixth and December eighth) after 26 groups and contestants have registered to take advantage of 66 targets throughout all classes.

Yow will discover the entire schedule of the competitors contest here. The total schedule for Pwn2Own Toronto 2022’s first day and the outcomes for every problem are listed here.

On the second day of the competitors, the Samsung Galaxy S22 will as soon as once more be put to the check by hackers at vulnerability analysis agency Interrupt Labs.

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