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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RE[2]: hmm..
by MORB on Wed 15th Feb 2006 08:59 UTC in reply to "RE: hmm.."
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Yeah, I'd rather see this cracker use his expertise to do legal things instead of this stuff... But oh well, apparantly there's a market for half-baked OSX installs on cheap self-built crap in a lot of basements around the world.

Myself, I'd rather see companies like apple not waste their time creating complicated protection schemes that are bound to be cracked eventually.
Especially in apple's case where there is so little incentive (except the technical challenge, but that wouldn't even be there if there was no protection to begin with) to make their os work on a regular pc because of the lack of drivers and such.

Edited 2006-02-15 09:00

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