Mac hijacked in "PWN 2 0WN" contest

Via Rich Mogull, a fully patched Mac OS X MacBook has been rooted hijacked in the "PWN 2 0WN" contest at the CanSecWest security conference. Dino Dai Zovi developed the exploit last night and will get the $10,000 reward, but Shane Macaulay, who pulled off the exploit, will get to keep the MacBook.

Via Rich Mogull, a fully patched Mac OS X MacBook has been rooted hijacked in the "PWN 2 0WN" contest at the CanSecWest security conference. Dino Dai Zovi developed the exploit last night and will get the $10,000 reward, but Shane Macaulay, who pulled off the exploit, will get to keep the MacBook.  [Update 4/21/2007 - This is the first Mac that was hacked. It was hacked via zero-day Safari exploit, and the hacker obtained user-level permissions. To win the contest for the second Mac, it has to be hijacked and with privilege escalation to obtain root.  The same exploit used to hijack the first Mac cannot be used again on the second Mac.]

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