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 google_ninja on Thu 19th Mar 2009 12:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sad to say"
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The problem in the case of .net isn't performance, it is several thousand man years worth of legacy code. Anything new is done in .net.

Anything in the GAC (global assembly cache) only gets loaded once, which includes the core libraries. Also, there is only ever one runtime running (as opposed to java/ruby/python/etc), and individual programs are segregated into "AppDomains" under that single runtime.

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