Samsung Galaxy S23 Hacked Twice in Toronto’s Pwn2Own 2023 Hacking Contest

Samsung Galaxy S23 Hacked Twice in Toronto's Pwn2Own 2023 Hacking Contest

In a strange move, security researchers and experts hacked the new Samsung Galaxy S23 two times in the consumer-focused Pwn2Own 2023 hacking contest in Toronto, Canada.

Besides this, they also found some vulnerabilities in Xiaomi’s 13 Pro and other gadgets such as printers, smart speakers, QNAP, Canon, Lexmark, Sonos, and more.

In the event, Pentest Limited was the first organization to find the security flaws in the S23 flagship of Samsung and earned $50,000 plus 4 Master of PWN points.

After the Pentest Limited, Star Labs SG also put some inputs into hacking Samsung’s Galaxy S23 flagship and earned $25,000 as the second device’s winner.

They also made 5 Master of PWN points. All the devices used for hacking and security flaws were up to date and were running the latest operating system versions.

The event organized by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) aims to target mobile and IoT devices for security vulnerabilities. TherPlenty of devices were at the event, such as Apple iPhone 14, Google Pixel 7, Samsung Galaxy S23, Xiaomi 13 Pro, printers, Smartwatches, Chromecast, Wireless routers, Home automation hubs, smart speakers, and many other devices.

Wali Khan
Khan is a news editor and technical content writer at BestKodiTips. Before this, he worked as a blog editor at various online platforms where he wrote mostly on streaming platforms such as Kodi, Netflix, Amazon FireTV Stick, etc. Apart from writing content, he is a national-level table tennis player and Swimmer. He also loves to play with data and get useful insights for stakeholders.

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