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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Like shooting fish in a barrel.
by jessta on Thu 19th Mar 2009 14:09 UTC
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Like shooting fish in a barrel.
We know all the browsers have exploits, because they are massive and ridiculously complicated code bases.

We also know they are really buggy, due to the same reason. Which continues to beg the question, why do we keep building additional massive applications on top of this platform? All for the single advantage of 'easy' deployment.

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