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Re: Hackers Knock the Air Out of MacBook
Posted by: Chris Maxcer 2008-03-28 13:31:34
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A computer with a sky-high public profile these days -- the much talked-about and often coveted MacBook Air from Apple -- was the first laptop to get cracked in a security hacking contest Thursday. While headlines around the Web are claiming that it took only two minutes, there's more to the story. The cracking went down at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the PWN to OWN 2008 contest, where security gurus attempt to hack into laptops for $10,000 in prize money.


Re: Hackers Knock the Air Out of MacBook
Posted by: gregorylmyers 2008-03-29 21:39:02 In reply to: Chris Maxcer
What the contest proved is that the MacBook Air was the most desired prize, and nobody wanted the Sony Vaio.
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