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[4]: Sad to say
by oxygene on Thu 19th Mar 2009 09:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sad to say"
oxygene
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This is disrespectful to the end user, the person who we tend to forget, is the most important person in front of the computer.

Huh? "the most important person in front of the computer"?
Probably for companies that have to care about their market share. But for some random Joe Hacker?

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