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Windows 7: Pwn2Own: Hacker busts IE8 on Windows 7.

26 Mar 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Pwn2Own: Hacker busts IE8 on Windows 7.

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Pwn2Own: Hacker busts IE8 on Windows 7 in 2 minutes.
Dutch researcher bypasses DEP, ASLR to bring down Microsoft's browser.

Two researchers yesterday won $10,000 each at the Pwn2Own hacking contest by bypassing important security measures of Windows 7.

Both Peter Vreugdenhil of the Netherlands and a German researcher who only would give his first name of Nils, found ways to disable DEP (data execution prevention) and ASLR (address space layout randomization), two of Windows 7's most vaunted anti-exploit features. Each faced down the fully-patched 64-bit version of Windows 7 and came out the winner.
Source -
Pwn2Own: Hacker busts IE8 on Windows 7 in 2 minutes | Security Central - InfoWorld

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26 Mar 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote:
Pwn2Own: Hacker busts IE8 on Windows 7 in 2 minutes.
Dutch researcher bypasses DEP, ASLR to bring down Microsoft's browser.

Two researchers yesterday won $10,000 each at the Pwn2Own hacking contest by bypassing important security measures of Windows 7.

Both Peter Vreugdenhil of the Netherlands and a German researcher who only would give his first name of Nils, found ways to disable DEP (data execution prevention) and ASLR (address space layout randomization), two of Windows 7's most vaunted anti-exploit features. Each faced down the fully-patched 64-bit version of Windows 7 and came out the winner.
Source -
Pwn2Own: Hacker busts IE8 on Windows 7 in 2 minutes | Security Central - InfoWorld
Nice article thanks
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27 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Not just IE8 but iPhone, Safari & Firefox too. See article links from here: CanSecWest Pwn2Own Victories - Windows 7 Forums
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27 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

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27 Mar 2010   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Not all people read every section of our Forum all of the time. The article is Security related.
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27 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

I agree, JMH. Although news, this is security related.

(I just wish you & I would stop cross-posting each other. I posted the Microsoft response in the similar topic I had started in CanSecWest Pwn2Own Victories.)
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27 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I'm just saying that if people searched the number of redundant threads will dramatically reduce.

@corrine: it is indeed security related but it also browser related. Should we add a thread on this to Browsers and Mail as well?
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27 Mar 2010   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
I agree, JMH. Although news, this is security related.

(I just wish you & I would stop cross-posting each other. I posted the Microsoft response in the similar topic I had started in CanSecWest Pwn2Own Victories.)
Have noticed Corrine - perhaps IM might help with a solution................
[We seem to source the same areas for new information.]
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