Hacker gets $40K payday for cracking Safari in content


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Philip Elmer-DeWitt:

"For Apple, the OS is regarded as very safe and has a very good security architecture," Chen told ThreatPost's Michael Mimoso. "Even if you have a vulnerability, it's very difficult to exploit. Today we demonstrated that with some advanced technology, the system is still able to be pwned. But in general, the security in OS X is higher than other operating systems."

In a separate interview with CNET, Chen said that OS X is harder to attack than iOS 7.0 because Apple issues security updates for its desktop operating system more frequently than for its mobile OS.

Not a bad payday and some interesting comments there.