Many of today's top programs were violated using new exploits in this year's edition of the Tianfu Cup - China's largest and most famous hacking competition.
The third Tianfu Cup took place in Chengdu, central China, and ended earlier today.
iOS 14 running on an iPhone 11 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S20
Windows 10 v2004 (April 2020 update)
Adobe PDF Reader
Docker (Community Edition)
VMWare EXSi (hypervisor)
QEMU (emulator & virtualizer)
TP-Link and ASUS router firmware
Fifteen Chinese hacker teams participated in this year's competition. The contestants had three attempts of five minutes each to break a selected target with an original exploit.
For each successful attack, the researchers had monetary benefits depending on the difficulty, the target they chose, and the type of vulnerability.
All exploits were reported to software providers, according to the rules of the competition, but also according to the rules of the most famous Pwn2Own hacking competition held in the West since the late 2000s.
Updates for all bugs encountered over the weekend will be released in the coming days and weeks, as is usually the case after each Tianfu Cup and Pwn2Own contest.
Just like last year, the winning team was from the Chinese company Qihoo 360. The winning team is called the "360 Enterprise Security and Government and (ESG) Vulnerability Research Institute," and won almost two-thirds of all awards. That means $ 744.500 of the $ 1.210.000 awarded this year
AntFinancial Lightyear Security Lab and security researcher Pang were ranked second and third, respectively.