Dodgy OS X hacking report prompts genuine challenge


The University of Wisconsin has launched a competition in which hackers are challenged to hack into an OS X system connected to the internet.

"Mac OS X is not invulnerable. It, like any other operating system, has security deficiencies in various aspects of the software," claimed the challenge's organisers Dave Schroeder.

"However, the general architecture and design philosophy of Mac OS X, in addition to usage of open source components for most network-accessible services that receive intense peer scrutiny from the community, make Mac OS X a very secure operating system."

Schroeder is a system administrator at the university where he manages both OS X and Unix systems. Dodgy OS X hacking report prompts genuine challenge - vnunet.com

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