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Old 03-12-2011, 04:00 AM
Nelson Ocampo
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 70
Default WP7 Survives Pwn2OWn Event Unscathed

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='' target='_blank'></a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Apple's iPhone 4 and RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9800 both succumbed to hackers today at Pwn2Own, but two other smartphones running Android and Windows Phone 7 were unchallenged, the contest's sponsor said."</em></p><p><img src="" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Yes, we're aware that having nobody trying to hack a Windows Phone 7 device sure helped.&nbsp;</p><p>What we can take from this is that Windows Phone 7 devices aren't exactly easy to exploit.&nbsp; That's not to say that it can't be done.&nbsp; I'm sure it can.&nbsp; But it wasn't easy enough for someone to figure out in the few short months that the operating system has been released.</p><p>It's only a matter of time before hackers do figure out an exploit.&nbsp; But hopefully Microsoft will have updates to close exploits as soon as they are discovered.&nbsp;</p><p>One advantage I will say that may be in Microsoft's favor is that they have been very open to working with home brew developers.&nbsp; These developers often are the ones discovering exploits.&nbsp;</p><p>Imagine that.&nbsp; Embracing hackers to increase security.&nbsp;</p>
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