Charlie Miller Wins MacBook Air in CanSecWest Exploit Contest

Charlie Miller, who discovered the first iPhone exploit last summer, won $10,000 and a MacBook Air by gaining full control of the system:

The exploit involved getting an end user to click on a link, which opened up a port that he was then able to telnet into. Once connected, he was able to remotely run code of his choosing.

More coverage from Rich Mogull at TidBITS.

Friday, 28 March 2008