Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mac Book Air Compromised in less than 30 minutes

Just caught this article over on Security Focus.  It seems that during a contest one of the participants compromised a Mac Book Air using a bug in Safari.  The cool thing is that he won $10K and the Mac Book Air he compromised.

"..Vancouver, CANADA -- In the first attempted attack in the PWN2OWN contest, a security analyst breached the defenses of Apple's Mac OS X using a bug in the Safari browser and won $10,000 as well as the computer that he compromised...."

As the Mac's gain in popularity things like this will happen more often.  Now, this isn't a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination.  But the interesting thing will be how quickly Apple responds with patches.  I'll keep watching and waiting.

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