Tesla Model 3 hacked by Pwn2Own 2023 contest participants

Safety is one of the fundamental aspects of products and brands should therefore pay special attention to this aspect. But nothing is 100% safe and everything around us has its fragility. In this way, in the 2023 Pwn2Own contest, participants were able to hack a Tesla Model 3, as well as macOS, Windows 11, Ubuntu and Adobe.

Tesla Model 3 manages to get hacked at Pwn2Own 2023

The Pwn2Own 2023 contest took place between the 22nd and 24th of March and is known for taking participants to break the security of several systems considered safe, in order to win prizes of more than 1 million dollars. This time the event took place in Vancouver and the latest information shows which are the most impressive products that hackers managed to break into.

In this way, on the first day of the contest, participants were able to hack several operating systems, programs and even a Tesla Model 3. On that first day of the contest alone, a value of 375,000 dollars was awarded in prizes.

The information was disclosed through the tweet published by the Zero Day Initiative, which also revealed the table with the top five places, and respective prizes and points, from the first day of the event. The Synacktiv team was responsible for hacking the Tesla Model 3 and earned 14 points for that.

Details indicate that the team achieved the feat on Elon Musk’s electric car through a TOCTOU (time-of-check to time-of-use) attack. In addition, they managed to avoid access privileges on macOS. As a reward, they received a prize of 140,000 dollars.

Windows 11, Ubuntu and Adobe also hacked

In second place was the STAR Labs team, with a prize of 115,000 dollars, having achieved zero-day exploits in Microsoft SharePoint and hacked the Ubuntu OS. Third place went to individual security investigator Abdul Aziz Hariri, who won $50,000 for attacking Adobe Reader and also for successfully bypassing a list of prohibited APIs on macOS.

The Qrious Security team took fourth place ($50,000) by hacking Oracle’s VirtualBox VM. And in fifth place is individual hacker Marcin Wiazowsky, who raised Windows 11’s user privileges, thereby earning $30,000.

Source: Pplware by pplware.sapo.pt.

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