MacBook Air compromised in 2 minutes for $10,000

by admin March 29, 2008 at 8:47 am

Many of you remember last year’s CanSecWest conference, where a MacBook Pro was compromised for a $10,000 prize. Well… take that, replace the MacBook Pro with a MacBook Air, and repeat it again for 2008.

We learned in February that this year’s CanSecWest would still involve a Mac, but also a laptop running Vista and some flavor of Linux. That’s exactly how it played out this week in Vancouver when security teams were presented with the three machines for the PWN2OWN contest. Unfortunately for Mac fanboys, the MacBook Air was the first to go down, thanks to security researcher Charlie Miller. Miller is now the proud owner of $10,000 in cold, hard cash.

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