Flash has been cracked by French security firm VUPEN, Reader by George Hotz and Java by Ben Murphy. It appears Pham Toan hasn’t managed to beat Internet Explorer 10.
On the first day of the competition, Firefox 19, IE 10 and Java were “pwned” by VUPEN and Chrome by experts from MWR Labs. James Forshaw and Joshua Drake also managed to find vulnerabilities in Java.
It’s worth mentioning that Java hacks are worth $20,000 (15,000 EUR), while Reader and Flash exploits are rewarded with $70,000 (52,000 EUR)
The total amount of prizes handed out at the 2013 edition of Pwn2Own is $480,000 (364,000 EUR).