Sponsor Tipping Point's Zero Day Initiative blog has more."And just think — last year you were singing Dino Dai Zovi's praises for taking control of a MacBook Pro in nine whole hours. This year, the PWN 2 OWN hacking competition at CanSecWest was over nearly as quickly as the second day started, as famed iPhone hacker Charlie Miller showed the MacBook Air on display who its father really was. Apparently Mr. Miller visited a website which contained his exploit code, which then "allowed him to seize control of the computer, as about 20 onlookers [read: unashamed nerds] cheered him on." Of note, contestants could only use software that came pre-loaded on the OS, so obviously it was Safari that fell victim here.
Microsoft has changed their pricing structure to force business users to buy into Software Assurance (SA):
Amid renewals of less than 11%, Channel insider reports new Vista licensing terms that will force Software Assurance:
Stinginess with privileges is kindness in disguise. -- Guide to VAX/VMS Security, Sep. 1984