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I was super relieved to hear that the supposed OSX Hack was missleading and even more so when I read this.

Pass this on to those who think we, the Mac users, are only safe due to small market share.

the TRUE Hacker test
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link to original "30 min hack"

have a great day team.
flick.
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Originally posted by Flick Justice
I was super relieved to hear that the supposed OSX Hack was missleading and even more so when I read this.

Pass this on to those who think we, the Mac users, are only safe due to small market share.

the TRUE Hacker test
edit:
link to original "30 min hack"

have a great day team.
flick.

How do you mean misleading? That it was just a student who put the Mac up for a test?

Unless the actual story is false, it looks to me like some average user set up his Mini for a web server and it was hacked in half an hour.

Irrespective of how it was configured, the hacker had said that he gained access by a vulnerability in OS X.

Not that I'd take anything solid from such a test, I just want to establish whether or not OS X has known and dangerous vulnerabilities.
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Participants were given local client access to the target computer

Note, this is the key line in the article! The supposed hacker already had initial access to the Mini through a user account.

Move along folks, nothing to see here....

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Originally posted by Marvin
Unless the actual story is false, it looks to me like some average user set up his Mini for a web server and it was hacked in half an hour.

Bzzzt.

The guy who set up the server gave anyone who asked their own account on it. The hacker *had an account* on the server. What he did was an internal escalation of user privileges, not a cracking of the server from outside.

Very, very different.

It's not *good* to have such holes, obviously, but it's a whole other class of problem than "30 minutes on the web and it was h@x0r3d!"

Which it wasn't.
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Originally posted by Kickaha
Bzzzt.

The guy who set up the server gave anyone who asked their own account on it. The hacker *had an account* on the server. What he did was an internal escalation of user privileges, not a cracking of the server from outside.

Very, very different.

Ah, I see. That's what the original poster should have said. Maybe that link explained it before it went down.
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Not only did the supposed hacker have an account on the server, it was never actually revealed *how* it was allegedly hacked? Without being able to reproduce this alleged hack, it's hard to believe the story at face value.

Look at me! My Mac got hacked, but I am not going to tell anybody how it was done! Come on, anybody could claim that. With no proof of any kind being provided, the odds are this is a hoax.
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