Hacker Gains Root Access to Mac OS X in 30 Minutes


It took a hacker less than 30 minutes to gain root-level access to Mac OS X, according to a report from ZDNet. The hacker who penetrated the system called the Mac "easy pickings."

The security breach took place on February 22 after a Swedish devotee of the Mac set up a Mac Mini as a server and invited all takers to try to compromise the system's security to gain root-level control. Once a hacker has gained root access to a computer system, the attacker can install applications, delete files and folders, and use the computer for any nefarious purpose. Hacker Gains Root Access to Mac OS X in 30 Minutes - Yahoo! News

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 6th March 2006 10:03PM