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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RE[2]: Windows 7 secure? Ha!
by abraxas on Fri 26th Mar 2010 00:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Windows 7 secure? Ha!"
abraxas
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I wouldn't be surprised if ASLR and DEP has been "unofficially" cracked for a while by now. Probably Chrome as well. Never underestimate the blackhats.


Agreed. Some people don't seem to understand that blackhats and even security researches hoard exploits. I don't doubt for a second that a lot of software that people use on a daily basis is exploitable and someone knows about it, and it is usually the wrong someone. People are living in fantasy land if they think their code is secure just because a security advisory hasn't been released for it.

Edited 2010-03-26 00:36 UTC

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