Monday, March 31, 2008

Irresponsible Journalism

This morning while perusing my news headlines, one jumped out at me:

“Windows Vista Hacked at CanSecWest Conference”

However when I read the full article at

it turns out Vista *was not* hacked, Adobe Flash was! During the hacking contest, apparently the hackers were unable to crack Vista itself, unlike Apple OS X which fell in 1 day. It was only after the rules were amended to allow attacks against 3rd party software that runs on the OS that the flaw was found in Flash.
I do not understand how a publication can allow a headline which is completely untrue!

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