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[4]: Money
by paws on Thu 19th Mar 2009 19:28 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Money"
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Err. There is logically no way the time it takes to EXECUTE a preprepared exploit is in no way related to how easy it is to FIND one. QED, you're wrong.

(Also, I'm a full-time Ubuntu user. The only Macs I have around all run MacOS < 9. Or Linux.)

Edited 2009-03-19 19:31 UTC

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