Have you ever heard of the Pwnie Awards?
My guess is probably not, unless you are a member of the security research/exploitation community. Thus for all of those who are curios – The Pwnie Awards is an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements and failures of security researchers and the security community. The Pwnie Awards have been running for the past 5 years, 2011 being the 5th annual Pwnie Awards ceremony, which is judged by a jury of “hackers”.
This year at the Pwnie awards 2011 a couple familiar faces surfaced as winners at the awards ceremony which happened today (August 3rd).
Comex won the award for Best Client-Side Bug for his work on developing JailbreakMe 3.0. Which was a userland Jailbreak for the iOS 4 to iOS 4.3.3 firmware that was used to Jailbreak over 2 million iDevices world wide. We are not surprised one bit that Comex has one such an award and we want to congratulate him and better yet thank him once again for reviving JailbreakMe for the 3rd time.
GeoHot was also lucky enough to receive an award this year at the Pwnie Awards, and surprisingly it wasn’t an award for hacking the playstation 3. In fact GeoHot’s award wasn’t for any actual hacking. GeoHot won the award for for Best Song. Which in case you missed it, stemmed from GeoHot being sued by Sony. If you want to listen to the song you can click here.
It is nice to see two familiar names who have been apart of the Jailbreaking community winning some awards for their hard work. Let us know what you think of Comex and GeoHot winning an award at the Pwnie Awards 2011 in the comments section below…