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[2]: Sad to say
by Ford Prefect on Thu 19th Mar 2009 13:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Sad to say"
Ford Prefect
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2006-01-16

You know that the browser is probably the application doing most communication to the outside world running on the average desktop?

It makes perfectly sense to go after it. Maybe a browser really is the hardest application to harden. Still it also is the most important one.

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