At the Black Hat USA 2007 conference in Las Vegas today, the first ever “Pwnie” awards were doled out, including the award for “Most Overhyped Bug.”
Ryan Naraine reports for ZDNet, “The controversial MacBook Wi-Fi vulnerabilities released by David Maynor at last year’s Black Hat took this dubious award. ‘In the end, the only public information about Maynor’s Wi-Fi vulnerabilities are hype, denial, a media frenzy, and a patch that may or may not have been based on Maynor’s findings,’ the judges said.”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Steve” for the heads up.]
Hopefully, if there’s any justice in this world, his prize was a stab in the eye with a lit cigarette.