Ubuntu Linux, Safari, Adobe Reader, And Edge Hacked At Pwn2Own 2017

It’s sponsored by the security firm Trend Micro. The very first day saw some major hacks and awards worth $233,000 in prize money.

This year’s event marks the 10th year of this annual hacking competition. It’s also special as for the first time Linux was made a target. Specifically, Ubuntu Linux 16.10 was hacked along with other software like Microsoft Edge, Adobe Reader, and Apple Safari.

Chrome, Safari, and Opera Browsers might be leaking your private information

But, these features come along with some serious security risks too.

A web developer and hacker named Viljami Kuosmanen has found a flaw that’s affecting different browsers and plugins. According to his revelation, web browsers like Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Opera, and plugins like LastPass can be exploited to leak sensitive personal information.


Browser autofill phishing in Chrome, Safari, and Opera