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So far the only uncrackable browser has been Google Chrome...
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My computer science teacher has a Ph.D. from Princton and has recieved funding from the National Science Foundation, Google, and the Department of Energy for research he has done, and is a computer programming genius... Guess what his laptop is? A MacBook. He hates Windows. To each his own...
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post #33 of 56
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Originally Posted by allenottawa View Post
So far the only uncrackable browser has been Google Chrome...
Isn't Chrome based off of Webkit just like Safari?
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Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post
You win whatever platform you crack. The guy who hacked Win 7 got a Windows laptop.
Makes sense since it is all called pwn2own lol
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Isn't Chrome based off of Webkit just like Safari?
Yes, but it's quite a different end product.

And if I recall correctly, it's still not been hacked at these events since it was first tested
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Apple, come on. Your stuff is so insecure that it's falling consistently at these contests for years. Get on the ball, will ya?


...Do you honestly think the typical Apple user is going to even know what admin privvies do to security, let alone why they shouldn't visit suspect sites while using them?


FWIW I've been using admin privvies in unpatched installations of Windows for years and haven't gotten anything. Security is 75-80% the user. A 'secure' computer with a moron at the keyboard is going to catch every piece of malware on the internet, while an unsecure one like my own will never catch anything more than a tracking cookie if it's used by someone with more than five IQ points and some common sense.
agreed the biggest security flaws are the users/demographic..... just look at linux
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My computer science teacher has a Ph.D. from Princton and has recieved funding from the National Science Foundation, Google, and the Department of Energy for research he has done, and is a computer programming genius... Guess what his laptop is? A MacBook. He hates Windows. To each his own...
he probably also has enough moneys to not care about how good his purchases are
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I gave myself a headache trying to figure out whether you're trolling or not.

I'd feel horrible for saying these things to someone like "you" if it turns out you're not trolling so I shall pass.
i wasnt trolling, the link was down so i didnt know anymore information than they launched a calculator app

were they using safari 5.0.3 or 5.0.4 (which was released the same day)?

no one signed up to "pwn" chrome so its not that its "uncrackable" just no one has shown a crack off for it. yet.
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post #39 of 56
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no one signed up to "pwn" chrome so its not that its "uncrackable" just no one has shown a crack off for it. yet.
No,

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Two takers signed up for that challenge -- and then both backed down. One individual didn't show up and a second entry, known as Team Anon, decided to focus their efforts elsewhere.

Contestants prepare their exploits beforehand. Its not that nobody has tried, its just that it can't be done.
    
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he probably also has enough moneys to not care about how good his purchases are
The dude knows operating systems... I doubt he would buy an operating system he thinks is crap... Sigh... Why can't Apple and Windows and Linux lovers all just get along... lol

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No,




Contestants prepare their exploits beforehand. Its not that nobody has tried, its just that it can't be done.
This is what I was wondering. If the teams prepare exploits before the actual competition, then why is it such a big deal if the Safari was exploited first?
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