A long standing MYTH, has been finally crushed. An exploit written under 9 hours by Dai Zovi, and his sidekick Macaulay made sure that this year at the CanSecWest the bounty was all theirs. The successful attack on the second and final day of the contest required a conference organizer to surf to a malicious Web site using Safari on the MacBook–a type of attack familiar to Windows users. CanSecWest organizers relaxed the rules Friday after nobody at the event had breached either of the Macs on the previous day.
Interestingly the successful hack comes a day after Apple release its fourth security update for Mac OS X this year. The update repairs 25 vulnerabilities. The winners take home $10,000 and a MAC Book.