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  • Mac OS X Server defaced in less than 30 minutes

    http://news.com.com/Mac+OS+X+hacked+...l?tag=nefd.top

    I am glad that I run Windows, that I keep it fully patched and that I have two layers of firewalls, one between the internet and my home network, and another between my home network and each of my PCs.

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    An improperly configured secure system is a contradiction.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by filburt1
      An improperly configured secure system is a contradiction.
      What computer are you talking about?

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      • #4
        Wonder if its one of those new ones with the Intel chips
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        • #5
          Unpublished exploits will get you every time. Apple should have learned that from Microsoft.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by cirisme
            Unpublished exploits will get you every time. Apple should have learned that from Microsoft.
            You would hope so. It would be very smart for Apple to be taking this as a warning sign and to check OS X for vulnerabilities and fix them as their market share increases.
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            • #7
              They will

              I updated my Mac OS X today and it installed a security fix.
              That's the end of that!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Shining Arcanine
                http://news.com.com/Mac+OS+X+hacked+...l?tag=nefd.top

                I am glad that I run Windows, that I keep it fully patched and that I have two layers of firewalls, one between the internet and my home network, and another between my home network and each of my PCs.
                scroll down and you'll notice a link to a video clip of an xp box being hacked from outside (the mac was hacked locally) in less than 60 seconds
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Shining Arcanine
                  http://news.com.com/Mac+OS+X+hacked+...l?tag=nefd.top

                  I am glad that I run Windows, that I keep it fully patched and that I have two layers of firewalls, one between the internet and my home network, and another between my home network and each of my PCs.
                  Glad that you run Windows?

                  LOL, quote of my day.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Shining Arcanine
                    http://news.com.com/Mac+OS+X+hacked+...l?tag=nefd.top

                    I am glad that I run Windows, that I keep it fully patched and that I have two layers of firewalls, one between the internet and my home network, and another between my home network and each of my PCs.
                    you better view this... that's 30 times faster... on windows
                    http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/co...edcomputer.mov

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                    • #11
                      I doubt that that PC has my PC's security.
                      Last edited by Shining Arcanine; Sat 11 Mar '06, 1:45pm.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Shining Arcanine
                        I doubt that tat PC has my PC's security.
                        They had local access and ssh set up, definitely not the standard home setup.
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                        • #13
                          That's what I wanted to add: they had ssh access. Basically, all they managed to do was escalate up to root. Again, with SSH access, locally, that's not what I call hacking a system.
                          Cause change

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                          • #14
                            Well, it's still not a great thing. Any program running as non-administrator could escalate it's permissions. But certainly it is less than what it was portrayed as being, a hack on a standard setup remotely.
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