The second Pwn2Own mobile will be held in Tokyo: prize pool of over $ 300,000

The second annual Pwn2Own mobile contest as part of the Zero Day Initiative will be held at the PacSec Applied Security Conference in Tokyo on November 13 and 14. The prize pool is over $ 300,000.



Mobile Pwn2Own contest is a search for vulnerabilities and hacking opportunities on mobile devices. This year, he is sponsored by the Android Security Team and BlackBerry.

A participant who breaks into a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB or NFC will receive $ 50,000 (in each category there is only one prize and gets its first , which received full access to the device).

For someone who can do this through a mobile browser, application or parts of the operating system itself - $ 40,000 (the prize increases to $ 50,000 if it is Chrome running on Nexus 4 or Galaxy S4).

$ 70,000 - for exploiting SMS, MMS or CMAS.

Well, $ 100,000 for hacking through the cellular network (baseband).

Participating devices:

  • Nokia Lumia 1020 (Windows Phone)
  • Microsoft Surface RT (Windows RT)
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (Android)
  • Apple iPhone 5 (iOS)
  • Apple iPad Mini (iOS)
  • Google Nexus 4 (Android)
  • Google Nexus 7 (Android)
  • Google Nexus 10 (Android)
  • BlackBerry Z10 (BlackBerry 10).


Registration for the contest - by mail: zdi@hp.com . Competition Rules: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/MobilePwn2Own2013Rules.html .

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Who will surrender first?

  • 43.6% Windows 68
  • 38.5% Android 60
  • 12.8% iOS 20
  • 5.1% Blackberry 8