It's called PWN2OWN because if you successfully pwn, or hack into, the competition laptop, you own it *literally* - you get to take it home with you.
But there's also $645,000 in cash up for grabs, including a Grand Prize for finding, wait for it, an "exploit unicorn"...
In January 2014, Patch Tuesday coincides for Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft.
Here's what you'll be up against in the opening fixture of the 2014 Patching Season...
Adobe originally estimated that the breach affected around 2.9 million users. As it turns out the number is actually 38 million, with the information taken including Adobe IDs, encrypted passwords, customer names, encrypted debit and credit card numbers, expiry dates and customer order details.
Adobe's Patch Tuesday fixes are out.
This is business as usual, promised long in advance and expected toay, so there isn't anything in it related to the company's recent network intrusion woes. (We hope!)
Naked Security reader Haemish Edgerton just gave us a very polite but effective scolding for neglecting to mention the Adobe fixes that came out on Tuesday.
Point taken, so here's a table of what Adobe updated, and how to see what versions you should now be on.
PWN2OWN 2013 finished off today.
A second scheduled attack on IE 10 didn't happen, so IE 10 didn't get owned again, but Flash and Reader fell once each, and Java was exploited for the fourth time in two days...
Adobe has released the emergency update for Reader and Acrobat that it promised late last week.
You may as well take advantage of Adobe's new-found velocity and get busy patching!
No patch yet for Adobe PDF exploits - Adobe suggests a workaround; Mac and Linux users need not apply
Adobe issues advice on how to mitigate the latest exploits against its PDF Reader software.
For Windows users, anyway. Mac and Linux fans are still out in the cold.
Only six weeks to go until PWN2OWN 2013, where you can hack the Big Four browsers and the Big Three plugins, and win over half a million dollars.
But is it just about the money?
Paul Ducklin investigates...
Italian security researcher Andrea Micalizzi has recently reported a vulnerability in the latest Foxit PDF plugin for Firefox.
Paul Ducklin examines the situation and gives a simple workaround.
Adobe released an important update for its software on Monday, fixing 25 security holes. The updates affect Flash running on Windows, Apple Mac and Linux systems.
In addition, Adobe AIR users on Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS are also advised to install an update.
Both Adobe and Microsoft published Patch Tuesday updates this week.
There are plenty of issues to be concerned about - so we've written up our recommendations to help you prioritise your own patching...
Microsoft released six patches for eleven vulnerabilities today for Windows, Office, SQL and other products. Adobe also updated their Reader app to fix four vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious PDF files.
Adobe released Flash Player 11 this week, so I sat down with Brad Arkin from Adobe to discuss the new security and privacy features and the general security landscape surrounding Adobe Reader.
Adobe's Patch Tuesday quarterly release is out and fixes many critical vulnerabilities. Time to patch Reader, Acrobat, Shockwave, Flash, ColdFusion, LifeCycle and Blaze...
Adobe have just released an out-of-cycle patch to address a critical vulnerability (CVE-2011-0609) in Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Windows and Mac. Naked Security recommends that all users update now.
Microsoft released 12 fixes as part of their monthly Patch Tuesday and Adobe released critical fixes for Flash Player, Shockwave Player and Adobe Reader/Acrobat. Read on to find out why you should update now!
Adobe Flash, Reader and Acrobat are vulnerable to security holes that could allow malicious hackers to take control over your computer.
Many of you are all too aware of the number of patches repairing flaws in Adobe's Reader and Acrobat software in the last couple of years. Their PDF reader is deployed on nearly all computers, which is too juicy of Read more…
Time to update your Adobe Flash Players! Adobe has released Flash Player 10.1.85.3 for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris and 10.1.92.10 for Android (Froyo). As in the past follow the usual procedure to update by visiting http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer. Android users can Read more…