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    Exclamation Safari successfully hacked in seconds in Pwn2Own contest

    Putting his money where his mouth is, so to speak, security reseacher Charlie Miller exploited Safari in mere seconds to take control of a test MacBook in the Pwn2Own contest held during the CanSecWest security conference. In fact, he did so with a default configuration and all security updates applied. Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla's Firefox 3 were also successfully exploited later in the afternoon.



    Read more here: Safari successfully exploited in seconds in Pwn2Own contest - Ars Technica

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    Thanks for the heads up roraniel "Miller made good on his promise that Safari would be the first browser to be exploited..."

    Another security researcher, going only by the name "Nils," successfully hacked into the Vaio using an exploit in the just-released IE8. Contest sponsor TippingPoint called the exploit a "brilliant IE8 bug."

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    nothing is secure, not a single software.........hacker will not leave anyone, exploits everyone......but in my opinion if there is 1% hope, that is the IE.......so using it only...

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    Really interesting,
    it seems that Firefox and Safari were hacked in a Mac Operating System, IE 8 in Windows 7 instead..

    "a brilliant IE 8 bug " said the hacker

    Security Garden: Pwn2Own Trifecta: Safari/MacBook, IE8 and Firefox

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    Maybe my friend was right. He bought a $2500 PC and never bothered to get on the internet. He just uses it for writing letters - and for that he has a laser printer and an expensive photo printer - and he does not have a digital camera either. Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Maybe my friend was right. He bought a $2500 PC and never bothered to get on the internet. He just uses it for writing letters - and for that he has a laser printer and an expensive photo printer - and he does not have a digital camera either. Go figure.
    LOL


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