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]: Sad to say - escalation
by jabbotts on Thu 19th Mar 2009 13:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sad to say"
jabbotts
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2007-09-06

I hear that osX isn't too hard against privileged escalation. Anyone know if "unapproved" applications will still run simply by changing the identifier text file within the program's directories? (seen as a single object when only viewed through Finder)

It'll be interesting to see the details of the exploits used if/when they become available.

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