Friday, March 28, 2008

Apple's newest MacBook Air hacked in 2 minutes

Interesting article on InformationWeek. Using a zero-day vulnerability exploit (lingo for no one knew about the problem), the default Safari browser on MacBook Air was remotely exploited and researchers were able to gain access within 2 minutes.

On the flip side, they also used the newest models of PC laptops, one with Vista and the other with Linux's Ubunta OS. Ubuntu and Windows Vista were not hacked but Apple's MacBook Air was.

Ouch, so much for those Apple TV commercials on how they are soooooo much more secure than Windows.

The team of researchers from Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) won $10,000 for finding the exploit.

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