They did all that over a weekend for a competition
What can they do when they really put their mind to it?
VMware has taken the unusual step of warning about an imminent security advisory after a Chinese team successfully popped its flagship product. News of the crack came from Tianfu Cup, a hacking contest staged in China over the weekend and modelled on events like "Pwn2Own" where vendors allow teams to take down their wares …
I must be angry because when someone said something twattish I called them out!
Why were four browsers listed if there were only three targets?
Why so quick to attack MS for having better security than Google?
What's your agenda, Alumoi?
They didn't need to take Edge, they jacked the entire Windows O.S.... who gives a fuck at that point about Edge (not that anyone ever does care about Edge). And _YES_, the challenge required Edge to be ran on Windows (so I guess taking Windows first was a 2'fer...??).
12.Targets: Windows 10 2004
Equipment: Microsoft Surface Pro 5 (i7 16GB)
System: Windows 10 2004
Requirements: Run certain program as an unprivileged user to escalate privilege and run command as Administrator. The OS will run within VMWare Workstation, 8GB default memory.
Local Privilege Escalation: $20000
Local Privilege Escalation with Kernel-level Access: $40000
...... some core programs are kernel corrupted.
As has been mentioned before here on El Reg, and not so long ago and quite recently*, some vulnerabilities cannot be “fixed” ..... they are important systemic opportunities/abiding future relevant features best embraced and extended and modified, for extinction is neither possible nor adorable and attractive.
* 2020 Thursday 5 November 07:48 ..... Something to bear in mind .....
Meanwhile the NSA crosses off their backdoors that have been found, and is content that their latest ones are still viable... ..... You aint sin me, roit
That can only be so if they, the latest ones, are solely exclusive to the NSA and not even known by anyone in even the friendliest of special partnership allies/Five Eyes cohorts, and such a situation would be proof positive that there is no effective alliance of/for equals and it's a dog eats dog world environment with everyone into best servering themselves secret goodies and to hell with everyone and everything else.
You might like to realise that that has been the quite natural sub-prime human default since forever in that very particular peculiar field and to think anything different has one deluding oneself very effectively.
It is also the most lucrative and beneficially rewarding of fields to be extremely effective and virtually invisible and practically intangible in ...... a Veritable Untouchable.
"such a situation would be proof positive that there is no effective alliance of/for equals and it's a dog eats dog world environment with everyone into best servering themselves secret goodies and to hell with everyone and everything else."
I doubt any alliance in history has included sharing all defensive and/or offensive technology. More sharing might happen in an actual shooting war, but even then I doubt it's all shared. Todays ally might be tomorrows enemy. We Brits were shipping millions of tons of supplies and munition to the USSR in the 1940's, including 1000's of tanks. A few short years later, our frenemy was our enemy.
We Brits were shipping millions of tons of supplies and munition to the USSR in the 1940's, including 1000's of tanks. A few short years later, our frenemy was our enemy. ..... John Brown (no body)
Yes, Judas Iscariot lives/lived in disguise under a bowler, JB (no body). Is it any wonder true friends and great lovers are almighty scarce and designedly decidedly unappealing/free and easy going.
In Juicy Lucy Virgin Soldiers parts of the worlds on Earth are they popularly known and recognised as Butterflies ...... flitting as they tend to do from one delicate flower to another delectable delight in the Perfumed Gardens of Life in the Universe.
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