OS X hack teaches a lesson in journalism

ZDNet Australia's report featuring a hacker who claimed that it took him less then 30 minutes to hack into a OS X system is… well… plain wrong. The reporter failed to note that the "hacker" already had access to the system through a legitimate user account. If was effectively as if the hacker was sitting behind the computer and was already logged in.

The reporter in this case failed to check his facts. I don't expect him to understand the entire case, but he should have asked others that could have. And he should have identified those sources, allowing us readers to get a feeling on their reliability and knowledge. Silicon Valley Sleuth: OS X hack teaches a lesson in journalism

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 7th March 2006 4:41AM