Hackers win $1 million for discovering 61 mobile vulnerabilities

Hackers win $1 million for discovering 61 mobile vulnerabilities

MEXICO CITY (apro). A group of hackers discovered 61 security vulnerabilities in popular mobile devices, and revealed them, winning a prize of one million dollars.

These devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone, were hacked twice, during the Pwn2Own competition, which ran from November 2-5 in Austin, Texas, United States.

The competition, organized by the Zero Day Initiative, a program of the technology security company Trend Micro, was a ‘smartphone’ hack, which specialists did, but the hackers discovered 61 vulnerabilities, for the first time, in electronic devices.

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