Vista, Leopard and Linux Square Off in Hacking Contest
Feb 08, 2008, 19:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Gilbertson)
"Will the most secure OS please stand up? Mac OS X, Windows
Vista, and Linux are set to go head-to-head in a 'ethical' hacking
contest to determine which system is more secure. The CanSecWest
security conference, which takes place next month in Vancouver, was
the source of last year's Hack-a-Mac contest. This year's
competition has expanded to include other operating systems, but
repeats the 'PWN to Own' theme with this year's giveaway consisting
of several laptops.
"Last year's contest was limited to OS X and the prize was
shared by security researchers Dino Dai Zovi and Shane Macauley who
used a zero-day in QuickTime to successfully compromise a Macbook
Pro. The flaw was subsequently found to affect Windows as well and
was later patched by Apple..."