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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by Moredhas on Thu 19th Mar 2009 08:35 UTC
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Was there no Linux machine in the contest this year? Last year it went uncracked, didn't it? I'd really love to see someone crack a Linux machine in a contest like this, because well publicised exploits can only make it stronger. My money is on Adobe being responsible for the exploit that gives us Linux users our first real malware scare.

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