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[3]: Sad to say
by -oblio- on Thu 19th Mar 2009 09:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sad to say"
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Windows XP - ~90% market share. Default user account is in the administrator's group. So the browser runs as this user, which is basically an administrator. Therefore ~90% of computer users run their web browsers with administrative privileges (or equivalent).

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