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]: Which version?
by steviant on Sat 21st Mar 2009 04:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Which version?"
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In an interview with ZDnet, Charlie Miller has stated that his exploit also works on Safari 3, and that it was one option he could have used to win last year's competition.

Perhaps more interestingly he also claims that Mac OS X's lack of support for No eXecute memory and address space randomization makes it much easier to exploit OS X than Windows once a bug has been identified.

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