Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Mar 2006 21:59 UTC, submitted by crispoe
Mac OS X "In response to the woefully misleading ZDnet article, 'Mac OS X hacked under 30 minutes', the academic Mac OS X Security Challenge has been launched. The ZDnet article, and almost all of the coverage of it, failed to mention a very critical point: anyone who wished it was given a local account on the machine (which could be accessed via ssh). The challenge is as follows: simply alter the web page on this machine, test.doit.wisc.edu. The machine is a Mac mini (PowerPC) running Mac OS X 10.4.5 with Security Update 2006-001, has two local accounts, and has ssh and http open - a lot more than most Mac OS X machines will ever have open."
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What a weird competition
by mikehearn on Tue 7th Mar 2006 15:09 UTC
mikehearn
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2005-12-31

This is testing the security of Apache and OpenSSH, which are already known to be quite secure. Testing the security of OS X would be more like adware/spyware wargaming.

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RE: What a weird competition
by silicon on Wed 8th Mar 2006 03:02 in reply to "What a weird competition"
silicon Member since:
2005-07-30

Yes I second that.

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