At the CanSecWest security conference held in Vancouver, Canada this past weekend only Ubuntu remained unhacked in the contest. According to the web site at DVLabs the contest ended with only a Sony sporting Ubuntu as the final victor. The article stated:
So at the end of the last day of the contest, only the Sony VAIO laptop running Ubuntu was left standing.
had an awards ceremony tonight where we officially handed out both
winning laptops as well as brand spankin’ new Zero Day Initiative
In previous reports both Mac and Vista had been hacked by conference attendees leaving only Linux as the standalone system. Though according to the article Adobe needed to be installed before an exploit could be found. This exploit is in the process of being patched.
Complete report is here.
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