The Zero Day Initiative runs a hacker contest called Pwn2Own. The contest calls the best hackers in the world to demonstrate they can hack into software that should be secure. Like browsers, phones, and even cars. A lot of vulnerabilities are discovered from this event which means vendors must fix them. Whoever can demonstrate the most vulnerabilities will be crowned the “Master of Pwn”.
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JACK: Alright, pop quiz. Who is the best hacker in the world? Well, I think I’ve found him. Oh, it’s two guys, actually; Pedro and Radek. They won the 2020 Masters of Pwn Award which for now means they’re the best.
PEDRO: Oh, wow. As much – we really appreciate that and as much as we would like to think we are, that would be unfair, you know? It’s quite a nice title to have and we’re quite happy with it. But the fact is there’s a lot of good hackers that stay in the shadows and I know for a fact a lot of them are better than us.