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Pwn2Own organizer expects Safari to crack first, and turns its attention to mobile phones

At Pwn2Own 2010, hackers will spend three solid days trying to crack operating systems, browsers and mobile phones architectures. "Safari will be the first to go," says one of the main sponsors of the event, Aaron Portnoy -- though, saying that, only Google Chrome was found 'unhackable' at last year's Pwn2Own.

This year they'll be looking at all major browsers on both Windows 7 and Vista, and Mac OS X Snow Leopard. $60,000 of the $100,000 total prize fund is allocated to mobile phones, however -- the rules aren't clear yet, but the four phones being scrutinized are the Apple iPhone 3GS, RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700, a Nokia device running Symbian S60 and a Motorolla device running Android.

I can't find any speculation on which of the mobile handsets are likely to crumble first -- Portnoy definitely thinks that Windows 7 is more secure than Snow Leopard though! "...Snow Leopard isn't on the same level as Windows 7."

[Go Windows! But ironically, via Macworld]
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Tags: browser, hack, mac, mobile, pwn2own, safari, security, windows 7, windows vista, Windows7, WindowsVista

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