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]: Money
by kragil on Thu 19th Mar 2009 09:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Money"
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I call BS.

I attended the chaos communication congress in berlin a few times and talked to people who exploit systems for a living and they say if you want to be really safe you have to use a system with little marketshare and with great security.

That is why in the real world you are way way more secure running a Linux distro with SELinux enabled throughout (like Fedora) or AppArmor, Smack etc. Or maybe even better OpenBSD (similar security, even less marketshare)

Edited 2009-03-19 09:51 UTC

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