Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Mar 2009 06:44 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Privacy, Security, Encryption As he had already predicted, cracker Charlie Miller has won the PWN2OWN contest by cracking Safari and Mac OS X within seconds of the start of the competition. "It took a couple of seconds. They clicked on the link and I took control of the machine," Miller said after his accomplishment. He took home the USD 10000 prize, as well as the MacBook he performed the exploit on. Internet Explorer 8 fell a while later by cracker Nils, who also cracked Safari and Firefox after being done with IE8.
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RE[2]: Sad to say
by darknexus on Thu 19th Mar 2009 07:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Sad to say"
darknexus
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The browser is also one of the most likely targets for an exploit, precisely because it's often so vulnerable and because it is one of the most used components of the operating system. No matter how boring it is, it's still significant, and full os security isn't worth jack if the browser is insecure.

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