Vista Gets Owned In Hacking Contest. LINUX Remains Unbroken.

A week after OS X got hacked at CanSecWest, Windows Vista fell to hackers participating in the PWN2OWN contest. Shane Macaulay (who ironically hacked OS X in last year’s contest) successfully compromised a fully patched Vista system using a Flash exploit. For his trouble, he managed to score $5000 and a Fujitsu U810. Not a bad days work. While it didn’t take two minutes like Charlie Miller’s hack of OS X, it still proves that two mainstream operating systems are vulnerable to hackers. As it stands, Ubuntu LINUX is still unhacked. It will be interesting to see if that continues to be the case.

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