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Ben Hawkes

Computer security expert


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Ben Hawkes is a computer security expert and white hat hacker from New Zealand, currently employed by Google as manager of their Project Zero. Hawkes has been credited with finding dozens of flaws in computer software, such as within Adobe Flash, Microsoft Office, Apple's iOS and the Linux kernel. His role was acknowledged, for instance, in an Adobe 2015 security bulletin, which announced updates that addressed critical vulnerabilities that allowed hackers to take control of the affected system. In 2019, he reported two vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to tap iPhone microphones and spy on calls.

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