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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Come on guys
by Boomshiki on Thu 19th Mar 2009 15:53 UTC
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2008-06-11

Of course these guys had a practiced exploit in hand. That is what the competition is.

It's like saying that Joe Football player deceived everyone because he practiced catching a football long before the game.

Let's all quit bitching and finding reason's why this isn't Apple's fault. We are not proving that a hacker can buy a mac and on his first day take over your computer in a couple seconds, it proves that if he owns a mac, and has studied it, he could proceed to take over your computer in a matter of seconds. You can argue about how you have to click his link, and how OSX users are far too smart for that, but just stop it. Take the news, brood over it if you have to, but in the end, just f--k off about it.

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