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Re: Mac Cracked in Hack Attack
Posted by: Walaika Haskins 2007-04-23 14:06:20
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Just one day following Apple's release of a security update containing 25 patches, two security researchers at the CanSecWest conference held in Vancouver, British Columbia, were able to hack into a MacBook using a zero-day exploit in Apple's Safari browser. Shane Macauley, a software engineer, and Dino Dai Zovi, a security researcher, undertook the challenge as part of the "PWN to Own" Hack-a-Mac contest hosted by conference organizers. The two were awarded a MacBook Pro computer and a $10,000 prize.


Re: Mac Cracked in Hack Attack
Posted by: jdawgnoonan 2007-04-23 18:52:09 In reply to: Walaika Haskins
What the author fails to mention is that the people who cracked this had to be given access to the local system to develop the hack.
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