Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Mar 2010 22:20 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption It's that time of the year again; that time of the year where news outlets get to indulge in sensationalist headlines about how Mac OS X got hacked in twenty seconds. Yes, CanSecWest just held its Pwn2Own contest again, and they fell like drunk 16-year-olds this time (don't read too much into that one, please).
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The competition is fun but based on it's rules, it can only highlight the researcher. They choose the single target to attempt and can not use the exploit against a second target.

What I'd like to see is a post-competition stage where the same exploit is tested against all browser/platform combinations. Find out and publish the full spectrum of vulnerable configurations. Are all current versions of Firefox vulnerable and across what platform installs rather than just 3.6.2 on osX.

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