Saturday, October 10th, 2009

What We Missed: Mac OS X Hacked in Less Than Two Minutes

October 5, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under software

Now before you wave your flags in victory (if you hate Apple) or hiss disapproval (if otherwise), here are some relevent tidbits related to the following video:

  • The competition (CanSecWest) was held last February; Apple should’ve closed the hole exploited by now
  • The exploit became successful in the second day of competition, which featured a halved $10,000
  • That’s because on the first day carrying a $20,000 pot, no one could successfully compromise any system
  • Systems available to hack were running: Linux, Mac OS X, Vista

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Now you can watch the report here (opens in a new window/tab).

In any case, it’s probably good news that, despite a $20,000 prize and the attention of some experienced exploiters, no computing system proved relatively easy to compromise. Perhaps this is a reminder to keep our systems running smoothly and practice safe computing habits, to keep the gates secure?

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