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.