Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Mar 2009 23:02 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption With the infamous PWN2OWN contest drawing ever closer, the heat is ramping up. This year's instalment pitches Apple's Safari (on the Mac), Google's Chrome, Internet Explorer 8, and Firefox (all on Windows 7) against one another, while also allowing crackers to take on mobile platforms. Last year's winner, Charlie Miller, who won by cracking Mac OS X within minutes last year, says Safari on the Mac will be the first to fall.
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Address Space Randomization
by cristoper on Fri 6th Mar 2009 00:15 UTC
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2009-02-15

[...]the fact that it runs on Mac OS X, which he states lacks several security features that Windows Vista and Windows 7 do have, such as address space randomisation

Darwin 9 (Mac OS X 10.5) added address space layout randomization in October 2007.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_(operating_system)#Releases

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