China organizes a special hacking event every year where hackers from across the globe can get their hands-on various competition. At the Tianfu Cup, an ethical hacking competition in Chengdu, China, some of the country’s hackers has successfully hacked the top-class web browsers such as Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s Edge and Apple’s Safari web browsers.
On the first day, there were a total of 32 hacking sessions held from which 13 were successful. If we talk about the results, Microsoft’s Edge Browser hacked quickly than the other two that means the Edge browser which comes as a default web browser on the Windows Systems, did not match up the security level of the other two web browsers.
Hackers were able to exploits the security of the Edge browser on the first day of the competition that shows how poor security features present on the Edge browser.
We have to accept the fact that Microsoft is already working on the new edition of the Edge browser i.e. Chromium-based. Hackers were able to hack the EdgeHTML based version of the browser. So the company might use the latest security features on the Chromium-based Edge Browser.
On the other hand, Google’s popular Chrome browser was hacked two times successfully by hackers. The Chrome browser is also based on Chromium and it was also hacked by the hackers during the competition.
Moving on to Apple’s product i.e. Apple’s Safari was also hacked one time by the hackers during the competition.
Apart from the web browsers, hackers were also able to successfully hack one of Microsoft’s Office 365 including two of Adobe PDF Readers. With their intelligence, hackers were able to hack the D-Link DIR-878 router and one for qemu-kvm + Ubuntu router as well.
At the end of the first day of this competition won $80,000 for hacking qemu-kvm + Ubuntu. The same team of hackers won the Pwn2Own competition previously and today, they have made it to this one.
If we talk about the second day of the competition, hackers were able to decode and hack the more of the D-Links’ routers. 360Vulcan won the competition and earned $382,500 for their successful hacks.
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