MacBook Computer Conquered Within Seconds Using Safari
A completely patched MacBook computer can easily be hacked by hackers. Charlie Miller, a security researcher, once more wooed all the contestants who participated in the competition, Pwn2Own 2009. The competition was jointly held with the Tenth Annual CanSecWest Conference at Vancouver.
Charlie Miller hacked into the MacBook within a couple of seconds. For hacking, he used a security weakness which occurs in Safari browser of Apple. Last year’s championship was also won by Charlie Miller. As the winner of the championship to hack MacBook computer, Miller got cash prize of $10,000 and the hacked MacBook machine.
On an interview with Miller, he told the interviewer that even before participating in the CanSecWest security conference, he has planned to use Safari browser to hack into the MacBook computer. “It took a couple of seconds. They clicked on the link and I took control of the machine”, Miller said seconds just after the success.