Pwn2Own 2009 Result…

A quick note.

 

This just in, reports are coming in from CanSecWest that the Mac was the first to fall again, with a Safari zero-day vulnerability being succesfully exploited by Charlie Miller (again) just seconds after the contest opened, claiming the $10,000.00 prize money and the MacBook.

 

The sponsors, TippingPoint will work with Apple to make sure vulnerability disclosure does not come before patch availability, through the Zero Day Initiative.

 

Security Researcher Ryan Naraine has some words from the winner in his blog Zero Day.

 

This result will add more fuel to the widely held view that 2009 will be the year that we see malware for MacOS really begin to take off (see the Trend Micro 2008 Annual Threat Roundup and 2009 Forecast).

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