Are Samsung smartphones safe? THIS Samsung device HACKED thrice in hacking competition; Details here

New Delhi: A Samsung S22 smartphone was successfully destroyed three times on the first day and once on the second day of the Zero-Day Initiative’s Pwn2Own Toronto 2022 hacking contest. Team STAR Labs successfully launched a false input verification attack against the Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone on his first day of the competition. The winning team will receive 5 Master of Pwn points and a cash prize of $50,000 (INR 41 lakhs).

A false input validation attack on the Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone was also successfully carried out by another team known as “Chim”. Team Chim was awarded 5 Master of Pwn points and $25,000 (INR 20 lakhs) for this victory.

On the second day of the competition, the Samsung Galaxy S22 was the target of another hacking attempt by team Interrupt Labs that was able to use flawed input validation technology against Samsung smartphones. For this successful hack, the team received $25,000 (INR 20 lakhs) and Master of Pwn points.

Multiple tech gadgets were “pwn3d” during the contest. Team DEVORE successfully executed his two separate stack-based buffer overflow attacks against Mikrotik routers and Canon printers, earning him $100,000 and 10 Master of Pwn points.

Even printers, routers, smartphones, and smart speakers weren’t protected from malware. A Sonos One speaker was successfully attacked by Team Secure using two flaws, earning him $60,000 and Pwn’s 6 points. SOnos One Speaker was attacked by Team STAR Labs with 1 special flaw and 1 well-known bug, winning $22,500 and 4.5 Master of Pwn points.

Now in its 10th year, Pwn2Own Toronto 2022 features 26 competitors and teams working together to reach 66 goals across different categories. A total of $400,000 was awarded on the first day of the event.