Chris Inglis, a former NSA deputy director, is being nominated as the government’s first national cyber director. Jen Easterly, a former deputy for counterterrorism at the NSA, has been tapped to run the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security. The appointments come as the Biden administration grapples with the aftermath…

Over the course of three days, participants made 23 attempts, targeting Safari, Chrome, Edge, Windows 10, Ubuntu, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Parallels, Oracle VirtualBox, and Microsoft Exchange. Oracle VirtualBox was only targeted by one team and their attempt failed. The other products were all hacked by at least one team. Results from Pwn2Own 2021The highest rewards…

The competition’s organizer, Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), said there were seven attempts on the first day and five of them were successful. A team called Devcore earned $200,000 for taking complete control of a Microsoft Exchange server by chaining authentication bypass and local privilege escalation vulnerabilities. A researcher who uses the online moniker…