Amazon, Xiaomi more devices failed in a hacking competition

The hackers first targeted Sony's X800G smart TV, using a Javascript OOB Read bug to exploit the television's built-in web browser, by doing this the team earned $15,000.

By Author  |  Published: 8th Nov 2019  5:59 pmUpdated: 8th Nov 2019  10:44 pm
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A dual-member team of white-hat hackers by the name of Fluoroacetate, hacked Amazon Echo speakers, Xiaomi Mi9, Samsung and Sony smart TVs at the Pwn2Own hacking contest here. Team Fluoroacetate, comprising of members Amat Cama and Richard Zhu collected a bounty of $1,45,000 during the first day of the event, after successfully hacking these devices, Android police reported.

The hackers first targeted Sony’s X800G smart TV, using a Javascript OOB Read bug to exploit the television’s built-in web browser, by doing this the team earned $15,000. The duo, Cama and Zhu earned $60,000 for taking control of an Amazon Echo device using an integer overflow in JavaScript.

Garmin brings its new Fenix 6 series to India

US-based wearable major Garmin has launched its Fenix 6 series a rugged smartwatch line up designed for explorers at a starting price of Rs 79,990. According to the company, the new Fenix 6 series focuses on enhancing users’ outdoor experience with special emphasis on mountain biking, golfing, trail running, hiking, hunting, diving or using satellite communication.

The Fenix 6X Pro Solar from the line up is designed with “Power Glass” which is a transparent solar charging lens that uses the sun’s energy to extend battery life. “We are thrilled to announce the new solar edition in the Fenix series which will be a game changer in the smartwatch industry,” Ali Rizvi, National Sales Manager-Garmin India said.