Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Feb 2006 22:49 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Mac OS X It seems like flee-in-Apple's-fur, cracker 'Maxxuss', has succeeded in cracking Mac OS 10.4.4 for Intel. "We were just about to hunker down and wait through the cold winter and a wet spring until we saw some results on the OS X 10.4.4 for Intel hacking efforts, but it looks like we're getting a little Valentines present from 'Maxxuss' who has already broken through Apple's heightened security that is present in their shipping version of the OS. It's just a preliminary release, not all hardware is supported and it requires a bit of futzing around to get it to work, but seeing as we weren't expecting this kind of breakthrough this early, we really can't complain."
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Give it a REST people.
by Sabon on Wed 15th Feb 2006 00:13 UTC
Sabon
Member since:
2005-07-06

Seriously. Give it a REST.

First, most of my computers are currently Macs.

There is NOTHING wrong with Maxxuss learning how to crack Mac OS X. Before he could harm Apple, Apple would be all over him. He is just trying to figure out how to do it for the sake and fun of learning how.

Knowledge is good. He may actually want a job at Apple. If he knows how to crack it he could tell them how to make it harder to do this. Or maybe he just wants to have some fun. Either way this doesn't hurt Apple at all.

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RE: Give it a REST people.
by PowerMacX on Wed 15th Feb 2006 05:24 in reply to "Give it a REST people."
PowerMacX Member since:
2005-11-06

"There is NOTHING wrong with Maxxuss learning how to crack Mac OS X. [...] He may actually want a job at Apple. If he knows how to crack it he could tell them how to make it harder to do this."

Yes, there is nothing wrong with blackmail... (???)

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