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Hackers are not always purely negative character. Some of them help to protect our computers and gadgets from information theft and break-ins. It is these enthusiasts gather at the annual contest Pwn2Own, who is sponsored by Google. The event hackers from around the world show the jury found them bugs, vulnerabilities and exploits in a variety of applications and operating systems. Of course, for each detected bug hacker receives an award from the organizers.

This year particularly distinguished hacker Joon Hoon Lee from South Korea, also known by his pseudonym lokihardt. The young man was just in shock, so the vulnerability reveals one after another. First he broke the browser Chrome, earning on this 75,000 dollars. Then demonstrated how to use the same browser, you can organize a large-scale attack on the operating system, which earned it another 25 000 dollars. The finishing touch was his evidence that this technique works as in the case of the beta version of the browser, and in the final build. During this jury awarded him an additional 10 000 dollars.

But this was not enough Korean genius. He laid on the blades of Internet Explorer 11, earning on this 65,000 dollars. Then the hacker went through Safari, received for breaking the browser of Apple an additional 50 000 dollars in his piggy bank. Earning a total of 225 000 dollars for two days of competition, Hoon Lee Joon finally relaxed and took a breath.

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In 2014, the French company VUPEN specialists within Pwn2Own earned a total of $400 000 to find 11 vulnerabilities in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash. But in the case worked as a team of specialists, and Joon Hoon Lee became the most successful loner in this contest.

A total of 21 contestants have found a bugs, including 5 bugs in Windows, 4 bug in Internet Explorer, and 3 bug in Firefox. Of course, found bugs and vulnerabilities will not be published publicly as long as the developers of operating systems, browsers and other applications will not release a patch to fix the identified deficiencies of their software.

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