Mon. Nov 29th, 2021

Two Well Known iOS Hackers Wins The Pwnie Award 2011

The time changes from day to day and we are getting innovated with many new stuff. You all must be aware of the word Award. If see Award so there are many types of Awards and each of one is given to people on their work and platform they are on. But you must be hearing for the first time the word Pwnie Awards. Want to make a guess what is it?

The Pwnie Awards is an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements and failures of security researchers and the security community.

These are the type of awards in which security researchers and security community are awarded on their failure and success. This time they got 9 different categories which includes.

In 2011 there will be nine award categories:

  • Pwnie for Best Server-Side Bug
  • Pwnie for Best Client-Side Bug
  • Pwnie for Best Privilege Escalation Bug
  • Pwnie for Most Innovative Research
  • Pwnie for Lamest Vendor Response
  • Pwnie for Best Song
  • Pwnie for Most Epic FAIL
  • Pwnie for Lifetime Achievement
  • Pwnie for Epic Ownage

Every one in each category got the respected award. But our two most well known Hackers were also nominated and won the award. Can you guess the name? No?

They are Comex and GeoHotz. Comex the one who found the Jailbreakme exploit and pwned iPad 2 and GeoHotz for the best video he made when he was sued by Sony.

Comex Won the:

Pwnie for Best Client-Side Bug

Awarded to the person who discovered or exploited the most technically sophisticated and interesting client-side bug. These days, ‘client’ is pretty much synonymous with ‘web browser’, but don’t forget about all the media player integer overflows!

  • FreeType vulnerability in iOS (CVE-2011-0226)Credit: Comex

    Comex exploited a vulnerability in the interpreter for Type 1 font programs in the FreeType library used by MobileSafari. This exploit is a great example of programming a weird machine to exploit a modern system. Comex used his control over the interpreter to construct a highly sophisticated ROP payload at runtime and bypass the ASLR protection in iOS. Furthermore, the ROP payload exploited a kernel vulnerability to execute code in the kernel and disable code-signing. The exploit was hosted on and was successfully used by thousands of people to jailbreak their iOS devices.

GeoHot Won the:

Pwnie for Best Song

What kind of awards ceremony does not have an award for best song? There is strangely enough a long tradition of hacker-written songs and raps (parodies and originals). The Winner is GeoHotz.

 shed a tear everytime I think of Lik Sang
But shit man, they’re a corporation
And I’m a personification of freedom for all
You fill dockets, like thats a concept foreign to y’all
While lawyers muddy water and TROs stall
Out of business is jail for me.

Well GeoHot won the award for making a good video. Guess what Sony also won an Award. Do you want to know which one?

Pwnie for Most Epic FAIL.LMAO.

You must be more interested over here to check out more info about these awards. So go to the website of Pwnie Awards and see your self.