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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Another disingenuous title...come on Thom!
by Smeagol on Fri 20th Mar 2009 14:25 UTC
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Hacked in seconds? Please. As if Miller had no idea he was going to be attending a few months/years in advance?

Nice sensationalism. Bravo!

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