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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Guess I will switch to windows...
by kaelodest on Thu 19th Mar 2009 22:42 UTC
kaelodest
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2006-02-12

... Uh yeah like right now...

I wish I was being snarky but I want to brush up on some AD and test i.e. 8...

I believe that This exploit only worked because he had changed some settings in the OS then had physical access to the unit. -=- But it sells banner space.

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