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

New Delhi: A Samsung S22 smartphone was successfully hacked three times on day one and day two of the Zero-Day Initiative’s Pwn2Own Toronto 2022 hacking competition. Team Star Labs successfully used their Bad Input Validation attack against the Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone on the first day of the competition. The winning team won 5 Master of Points and $50,000 (INR 41 Lakh) as prize money.

The false input validation attack against the Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone was also successfully executed by another team named “Chime”. Team Chim was awarded 5 Master of Points and $25,000 (INR 20 Lakh) for their victory.

On the second day of competition, the Samsung Galaxy S22 was the target of another successful hacking attempt by Team Interrupt Labs, who were able to use their flawed input verification technology against the Samsung smartphone. For this successful hack, the team received $25,000 (INR 20 Lakh) and Master of Pwn points.

Several technical gadgets were “pwn3d” during the contest; Team DEVORE won $100,000 and 10 Master of Pwn points for successfully launching two different stack-based buffer overflow attacks against a Mikrotik router and a Canon printer.

Printers, routers, smartphones, and even smart speakers weren’t safe from malware. The Sonos One speaker was successfully attacked by Team Secure using two flaws, earning them $60,000 and six Mast Pwn points. The SOnos One speaker was successfully attacked by Team STAR Labs using a special flaw and a well-known bug, earning them $22,500 and 4.5 Master of Pwn points.

This year’s Pwn2Own Toronto 2022, which is in its tenth year, sees 26 competitors and teams working to tackle 66 goals in a variety of categories. A total of $400,000 in prizes were awarded on the first day of the event.