Hacker cracks fully patched Safari in two minutes flat

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    Hacker cracks fully patched Safari in two minutes flat

    Security researcher Charlie Miller won $5,000 (£3,440) and a MacBook Pro after he got through Apple's Safari browser in under two minutes.

    "Charlie Miller got the luck of the draw, and had the first time slot for the browser competition. His target was Safari on Mac OS X," said Terri Forslof, from network security firm TippingPoint, which runs the competition.

    "It was over within two minutes, and Charlie (coincidentally also last year's first winner of the day) is now the proud owner of yet another MacBook, and $5,000 from the Zero Day Initiative."

    Another contestant, a master's student going under the name 'Nils', managed a similar trick with Safari, but also cracked Internet Explorer and Firefox using malware embedded in a web page.

    He ended up winning $15,000 (£10,300) and three laptops for his efforts. He will also be attempting to perform a similar hack on Google's Chrome browser.

    Attempts to crack mobile browsers, which comes with a prize of $10,000 (£6,880) per hack, have so far proved unsuccessful.

    TippingPoint is also offering $5,000 prizes for the Most Interesting Browser Flaw, Most Interesting Mobile Device Flaw, and Best in Show.
     
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    ac I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    Hack a browser how? It's free isn't it? :confused:
     
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    my cousin is a computer hacker working for microsoft ... so rich its unbelievable. hes also just set up business selling internet security to famous people in hollywood etc .
     
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    hes about 25 i think. gets paid by companines aswell, to try hack into there systems , banking etc. then if he gets in, they have to update their security measures. to have a meeting with him it costs £2000 , thats just for meeting to see about what security he can put on your computer. but that just for famous people. hes in hollywood now probs having a beer with the hoff. he loves films aswell real geek with films and computers, so he meets his idles all the time aswell... think i may do a computer course.
     
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    yeah well i fuckin hate him. and everyone else on this earth so fuck you.
     
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    EWOKS POTATOES GONNA POTATE

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    how much did you put on man u winning then ...:D
     
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    Dan M hard gay northern bear

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    fucking pricks fucking cunts
     
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    EWOKS POTATOES GONNA POTATE

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    :D

    50 ? - 100 ? i wanna see you screwed up red face .. trying to snap a pen or something that wont snap..
     
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    Dan M hard gay northern bear

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    believ me it was more than a pen that got snappped.

    two car windows on the walk home

    someones face in the friendly forresters

    a gatepost

    numerous wheelie bins
     
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    Dan M hard gay northern bear

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    £30..............

    which equals in gambling lies.........

    £65
     
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    you made the friendly forresters not so friendly .. badman
     
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    am actually in a bit of trouble because of last weekend. fuckin stupid. ahhhh am fuckin SEEETHINGG
     
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    EWOKS POTATOES GONNA POTATE

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    what ? why what you bin up to last week, i thought they lost this week ? or did they lose lastweek aswell. tell me you and eks-ham smashed up a pub
     
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    Dan M hard gay northern bear

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    Liverpool beat us 4-1 last saturday.

    i then had a fight and started 3 others which i chose not to particpate in.

    walked home on an absolute rampage and havent settled down yet since.
     
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    and now you got it covered like the mask on mf dooms face?