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03-31-08, 12:52 PM #1jetdawggGuest Free Member
Macbook Air Hacked in Under 2 Minutes
One of the things that Apple has always prided itself over and promoted in no uncertain terms, has been the so-called 'robust security' offered by its OSX operating system. However this supposition of Apple's took a huge beating on Thursday when a team of researchers from Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) managed to hack a MacBook Air in just two minutes using a previously unknown security vulnerability in Apple’s own safari browser.
The people who did the 'hack' were ISE security researchers - Charlie Miller, Jake Honoroff, and Mark Daniel – who were participating in the "PWN to OWN" competition at the CanSecWest security conference, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In this competition there were 3 laptops, with different OS’s offered for being hacked into. These included an Apple Macbook Air running OS X 10.5.2, a Sony Vaio VGN-TZ37CN running Ubuntu 7.10 and a Fujitsu U810 running Vista Ultimate SP1. Anyone who could successfully hack or exploit these machines would win a $10,000 price from famous security company Tipping Point.
The first to go was of course the Macbook, followed by Windows Vista. Ubuntu stood strong despite repeated attempts.
Let's Waterboard the hackers
03-31-08, 02:56 PM #2
Ubuntu? Never heard of it. Anyone know what kind of OS this is? Windows based, Linux based etc..
Nevermind...it is Linux based. Never understood that OS.
03-31-08, 05:52 PM #3jetdawggGuest Free MemberOriginally Posted by MarineNCO
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