On hacking contests and local vulns
Now, what makes you think that your OS does not have local vulnerabilities (defined here as those that require authenticated access either physically at the keyboard or remotely via whatever remote interactive connection)? No, really?
Modern Linux distros ship with literally thousands of apps and so does OS X (and other BSDs). Do you really think that all those [often third-party] apps were coded following the latest secure coding guidelines and then audited by the secure coding experts. Hah! :-)
Anton Chuvakin Personal Blog: On hacking contests and local vulns
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