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It's the most anticipated matchup in the hacker world: Linux versus Mac OS X versus Vista. Who will get hacked first?

The catch? They have to use a brand-new 'zero day' attack that nobody has seen before. The prize? US$20,000, plus you get to keep the laptop.

$20,000 may sound like a lot of money, but show attendees say that top-quality computer attack code could easily fetch that much, either from the security vendors like iDefense or Tipping Point who purchase this type of software, or from one of the three-letter U.S. government agencies said to be in the market for this type of code as well.
Via Yahoo News
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my vote is on vista

this could be potentially devistating to the loser.


edit: btw, shouldnt this be software news?
    
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Yeah vista will be the first one out. Methinks it will be fairly close between OSX and Linux, but I think Linux will come out on top
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Repost. Seen this before.
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defo repost, however i feel OSX will go pretty quickly, they don't really patch their software as much and that is how Vista and OSX where hacked last time. A Quicktime APPLE exploit.

Plus there are a lot more updates for Vista, so hackers are constantly having to find new ways whereas OSX once found can be raped.
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repost, but yes I am inclined to agree that OSX would be first hacked, but we will have to see.
    
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post #7 of 34
Windows, because it has no UNIX roots.

Besides, wasn't vista hacked like the first day it came out? Someone used a flaw is the voice command system.
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Windows, because it has no UNIX roots.

Besides, wasn't vista hacked like the first day it came out? Someone used a flaw is the voice command system.
That wasn't an exploit, that was someone observing that sound clips played over the speakers could be used to issue voice commands. Hardly Microsoft's problem - this would work for any other OS that included such functionality.
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Windows, because it has no UNIX roots.

Besides, wasn't vista hacked like the first day it came out? Someone used a flaw is the voice command system.
That's like saying linux and osx can't play games because of no windows roots
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That's like saying linux and osx can't play games because of no windows roots
Well from a technological standpoint......

Thank about it literally...it makes perfect sense lol
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