Pwn2Own 2016 is under way, and the first day of the annual hacking event yielded successful demonstrations of 15 new exploits in Apple's Safari browser in OS X, Adobe's Flash, Google's Chrome browser, and Microsoft's Edge browser. Trend Micro posted an excellent recap to YouTube (via MacRumors) showing four teams who earned a total of US$282,500 for their exploits. The teams were able to use these exploits—all but one previously undisclosed—to gain root access to the devices being exploited. Pwn2Own notifies software makers of the details of the exploits, and many of those companies sometimes attend the event, including Apple.
Check It Out: Day 1 in Pwn2Own Demonstrates 15 New Vulnerabilities in Safari, Flash, Chrome, Edge