Mac OS X: Pwned in two minutes flat - CanSecWest

Coverage like this might seem somewhat odd given the fact that most of the HiR crew are Mac users.  As it turns out, this is likely an issue with Safari, which I've been known to hate on very frequently.  Safari and I just don't get along.  Never mind the fact that FireFox is tied up with something else and I'm making this post from within Safari (much to my chagrin, given Safari's lack of compatibility and frequent crashes with Blogger).  

This year, the PWN 2 OWN hacking competition at CanSecWest was over nearly as quickly as the second day started, as famed iPhone hacker Charlie Miller showed the MacBook Air on display who its father really was. Apparently Mr. Miller visited a website which contained his exploit code (presumably via a crossover cable connected to a nearby MacBook), which then "allowed him to seize control of the computer, as about 20 onlookers [read: unashamed nerds] cheered him on." Of note, contestants could only use software that came pre-loaded on the OS, so obviously it was Safari that fell victim here.

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