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    Gone in 2 minutes: Mac gets hacked first in contest

    LMAO, and that was pitted against Vista.


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    CanSecWest's PWN 2 OWN contest was won in 2 minutes. After the rules were relaxed a bit, as Charlie Miller hacked a MacBook Air and won $10,000


    It may be the quickest $10,000 Charlie Miller ever earned.

    He took the first of three laptop computers -- and a $10,000 cash prize -- Thursday after breaking into a MacBook Air at the CanSecWest security conference's PWN 2 OWN hacking contest.

    Show organizers offered a Sony Vaio, Fujitsu U810, and the MacBook as prizes, saying that they could be won by anybody at the show who could find a way to hack into each of them and read the contents of a file on the system using a previously undisclosed "0day" attack.

    Nobody was able to hack into the systems on the first day of the contest when contestants were only allowed to attack the computers over the network, but on Thursday, the rules were relaxed so that attackers could direct contest organizers using the computers to do things like visit Web sites or open e-mail messages.

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    Gone in 2 minutes: Mac gets hacked first in contest | InfoWorld | News | 2008-03-27 | By Robert McMillan, IDG News Service

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    I read about this yesterday. Pretty cool contest! It's good to know remote attacks are still rare these days, but that malicious websites are still the attack of choice.

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    And Safari sucks on not just Windows, but Mac OSX too.

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