OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

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OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

Post by Digital_Damage » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:37 pm

That makes it first to fall 6 Years in a row...

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Re: OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

Post by pulsoc » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:47 pm

Pix or it didn't happen.

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Re: OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

Post by LoopStationZebra » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:19 pm

Meanwhile, not one report of any virus attack via web as far as real Mac owners go.

fail?

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Re: OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

Post by Rave » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:26 pm

Digital_Damage wrote:That makes it first to fall 6 Years in a row...
Yet windows requires a Trojan called anti virus software which slows down the system, requires constant updates and people pay for it. Lol

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Re: OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

Post by Angstrom » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:50 pm

The thing is - while its possible to compromise OSX it's just not profitable to write a trojan to do it.
Pwn a Windows machine and it's likely you have access to all sorts of corporate info, databases, terrabytes of drab but exploitable data, etc..

Pwn a mac and you have access to some MediaStudies course notes, a PDF manual for a La Pavoni spring piston espresso machine, and 18 billion unfinished dubstep tracks.


So really, it's gonna be a long time before anyone wants to pwn that. 8)

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Post by LoopStationZebra » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:08 pm

Really? Of all the hackers out there in the world? You think that there wouldn't be one that just wants get a trojan going on OSX just for the sake of doing it?

It's not been done because - outside of a goofy closed system contest - it can't be done.

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Re: OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

Post by Angstrom » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:13 pm

nah, they can do it - they just don't need any more dubstep, or movies about abandoned factories.

it's like Kryptonite to them

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Re: OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

Post by beats me » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:31 pm

Baited. Responded.

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Re: OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

Post by Rave » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:03 pm

beats me wrote:Baited. Responded.
Nah. U might feel the pain but I don't even care what people use. I am happy to use osx. :)

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Re: OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

Post by 8O » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:31 am

Angstrom wrote:The thing is - while its possible to compromise OSX it's just not profitable to write a trojan to do it.
Pwn a Windows machine and it's likely you have access to all sorts of corporate info, databases, terrabytes of drab but exploitable data, etc..

Pwn a mac and you have access to some MediaStudies course notes, a PDF manual for a La Pavoni spring piston espresso machine, and 18 billion unfinished dubstep tracks.


So really, it's gonna be a long time before anyone wants to pwn that. 8)
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Re: OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

Post by oblique strategies » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:56 pm

pulsoc wrote:Pix or it didn't happen.
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/03/10/res ... t-pwn2own/


To put this info into context:
It was done on site, at the event in 5 seconds. However, it took weeks to find the exploit AND actually write a custom piece of code to execute. :wink:

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Re: OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

Post by LoopStationZebra » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:49 pm

Let's SPIN a little truth here, shall we?

This has almost EVERYTHING to do with browser security and little to do with OSX vulnerability. Well, that's not entirely true because OSX remains far more robust in terms of virus/trojan resistance.

Chrome has thus far remained immune to this event. In fact, the hackers never show up. :x (sparking a number of rumours about Google's involvement, of course.)

A Mac running Chrome instead of Safari would not have fallen.

A Windows machine running Chrome instead of IE would not have fallen.

I loves me some Digital_Damage, but of course all of his Mac related comments are misleading and disingenuous. OSX did not fail. Win7 did not fail. Safari and IE failed.

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Re: OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

Post by LoopStationZebra » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:05 pm

LoopStationZebra wrote: OSX remains far more robust in terms of virus/trojan resistance.
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Re: OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

Post by necho » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:47 pm

LoopStationZebra wrote: A Mac running Chrome instead of Safari would not have fallen.

A Windows machine running Chrome instead of IE would not have fallen.
Macrumors wrote:In an interview with ZDNet, Bekrar said the vulnerability exists in WebKit, the open-source browser rendering engine.
Wikipedia wrote:WebKit powers Google Chrome and Apple's Safari
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I'm no expert - just sayin'/askin'
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Re: OSX falls at Pwn2Own 2011 in under 5 seconds.

Post by Rave » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:22 pm

scutheotaku wrote:
LoopStationZebra wrote:
LoopStationZebra wrote: OSX remains far more robust in terms of virus/trojan resistance.
Oh yeah, I completely agree. In fact, I think that pretty much everybody agrees with that, at least to a certain extent.

More what I'm getting at is that OSX isn't "invincible" like a lot of fanboys would tell you.
Nothing is invincible.

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