Crack Safari and win $40k from Apple

Posted on by Mike Evans

Well, that's nice to know. At a recent hackers' conference, Apple's Safari was defeated by Chen Liang, one of a pair Chinese Keen Team hackers. And he earned himself $40,000 in the process. Said Chen:

For Apple, the OS is regarded as very safe and has a very good security architecture. Even if you have a vulnerability, it's very difficult to exploit. Today we demonstrated that with some advanced technology, the system is still able to be pwned. But in general, the security in OS X is higher than other operating systems. OS X is harder to attack than iOS 7.0 because Apple issues security updates for its desktop operating system more frequently than for its mobile OS.

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