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Linux won......just as I suspected. This kinda off from the rules because they had to install flash, but flash is really a basic app that everyone has.....
Linux didn't win.... the application exploit affected all the OS. They just got tired after spending the days hacking Vista.
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post #32 of 76
Um, if the exploit worked on all platforms, they would have just executed the same thing on the Ubuntu. I'm pretty sure they couldn't because of the lack of a root user on Ubuntu.
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Um, if the exploit worked on all platforms, they would have just executed the same thing on the Ubuntu. I'm pretty sure they couldn't because of the lack of a root user on Ubuntu.
Not sure of the exploit so there might be additional steps/configuration for the Linux machine.
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I still think the Ubuntu OS had a lot to do with it. Not that Ubuntu is un-hackable, just much harder to hack.
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Ubuntu wins
By your logic then Apple won as well.
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By your logic then Apple won as well.
How? It was the first to be hacked.
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How? It was the first to be hacked.
Then why is this article entitled "Vista hacked in PWN-to-OWN?" That implies that Vista was the first to be hacked, though that could stem from me misunderstanding the rules. I thought you were just supposed to hack until someone beats something and then it's all over. Apparently you keep going until everyone has given up?
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Then why is this article entitled "Vista hacked in PWN-to-OWN?" That implies that Vista was the first to be hacked
How does it imply vista was the first to be hacked? Time isn't at all specified in the title. It just says that it was hacked - it happened. It doesn't say first, second, third, last, before or after this, or anything to imply when it was hacked, just that it was.
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How does it imply vista was the first to be hacked? Time isn't at all specified in the title. It just says that it was hacked - it happened. It doesn't say first, second, third, last, before or after this, or anything to imply when it was hacked, just that it was.
If you had read the rest of my post, you would be able to answer that question... Funny how that works!
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post #40 of 76
Come on guys, who doesn't have flash installed?
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The rules said you were only allowed to use software that came preinstalled.
The rules said that for each day, there were different, preset rules.

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I guess they changed the rules =/

Most general use computers have adobe flash player installed either way, and all macs come preinstalled with safari so if you're going for a realistic simulation of the average computer then this is valid imo.
macs just come with Safari period. just like IE is bundled unless you use a hacked disk image (like Tiny XP, among others).

I think its fair to add extra software. I definitely have extra software installed on mine...
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