All browsers hit by QuickTime vulnerability
The winner of a recent hacking contest has uncovered a security flaw
that affects all Java-enabled browsers on all platforms, according to a report by eWeek's Security Watch. The flaw was initially unveiled during the Pwn-2-Own
(sic) conference, which promised a $10,000 bounty to hackers who could break into and/or gain administrative privileges on an Apple MacBook Pro notebook. The winner used an exploit
involving QuickTime and Apple's Safari browser, but according to Security Watch, the exploit also affects other browsers and operating systems with QuickTime installed.