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Mon 31st March 2008

Vista downed with Flash Vulnerbaility (Ubuntu left standing)


Filed under: Internet and Technology

Windows Vista has finally been hacked on the last day of the CanSecWest PWN2OWN contest.

It was finally brought down by Shane Macaulay who used a previously unknown Adobe Flash exploit - however, it did take him the best part of 4 hours to achieve this.

For his trouble, Shane gets to keep the hacked laptop, and a $5000 bounty.

Let's hope Microsoft and Adobe can get this vulnerability fixed.  Once they do, it would appear as though Vista is pretty darn secure.

The Ubuntu Linux box has been left unhacked, the OS X Mac box went down in day two.

Full story over at El Reg.
 
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