wiredmikey writes: Pwn2Own 2016 contestants hacked Apple's Safari Web Browser, Adobe Flash Player and Google Chrome, and earned more than $280,000 on the first day of the competition taking place this week alongside the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, Canada. This is the first edition of Pwn2Own where contestants have been invited to escape a VMware virtual machine for a bonus of $75,000, though there has not been a successful exploit yet in this class by any contestant this week. It remains to be seen if contestants manage to surpass last year's total payout, when white hat hackers earned $552,000 at Pwn2Own.
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