Pwnie 2013 awards nominees announced

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Pwnie 2013 awards nominees announced

Snowden, Cryptocat and the Internet Census among contenders.


The 2012 Pwnie award winners. Credit: Black Hat.

Nominees have been announced for the Pwnie 2013 awards that recognise the best and worst achievements, failures and demonstrations of incompetence from the information security over the last year.

The popular awards were handed out each year at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. A panel of security professionals hand picked winners in each of the nine categories from nominees selected by the community.

Each year the awards recognised the researchers who have discovered or exploited the best security bugs, the best hacks, and the vendor products which contained the worst vulnerabilities.

This year candidates for the most technically sophisticated and interesting server-side bug discovered or exploited included:

Contenders for the best client-side bug discovered or exploited were:

The researchers nominated for best privilege escalation bug discovered or exploited were:

The nominees behind the most innovative research were:

The contenders for the pwnie for "epic 0wnage” include:

Those in the running for the most epic fail Pwnie award include:

The Pwnie awards for lifetime achievement and the lamest vendor response will be announced at the ceremony on July 31.

More detail on the awards was available on the Pwnies site.

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