Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Apr 2008 19:59 UTC, submitted by daedalus8
Privacy, Security, Encryption People shouldn't read anything into the fact that of the three laptops set up for last week's 'PWN to OWN' hack challenge, the only one left standing was running Linux, said the security expert who oversaw the contest. "There was just no interest in Ubuntu," said Terri Forslof, manager of security response at 3Com Corp.'s TippingPoint subsidiary, which put up the cash prizes awarded at the contest last week at CanSecWest. "A contest such as this is not a measure of relative security between operating systems. It's not an accurate barometer."
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Comment by airwedge1
by airwedge1 on Thu 3rd Apr 2008 21:22 UTC
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The hackers obviously would try to figure out how the crack the system before entering into the cracking contest. Either the hackers before hand could not find a way to crack it, or figured that linux was so secure that they weren't going to be bothered. They should have done the 3 os at different times, and if a hacker could hack all three they get triple the money. It's like the hackers just choose the easiest system to hack, because it would be the most likely to deliver them cash.

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