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 ciplogic on Thu 19th Mar 2009 15:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sad to say"
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Rules of the game was clear: is not about to make user escalation, is about to get user data. And this without anything than a click on a link. Which is pretty shameful. What if I click on OSMEVS.COM and someone read all my home folder? Is not a funny experience!

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