"Hardened" PowerBook compromised

A security researcher at the recent ShmooCon hacking conference was taken by surprise when an unknown hacker compromised his PowerBook running Mac OS X, disabling the firewall and starting up a file server. The PowerBook had been 'hardened' to all known attacks at the time, and future analysis of the PowerBook revealed nothing about how the attacker managed to penetrate the system. "The machine was as hardened as best practices could suggest for anyone," the researcher said. MacNN | 'Hardened' PowerBook compromised

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 10th February 2006 2:52AM