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Old 6th August 2008
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Back in March, I think, there was a "cracking" contest between Mac, Linux and Windows. The Mac was cracked in two minutes by a NSA guy. They weren't releasing any info about what vulnerability allowed this to happen, at the time, and I couldn't find it with a quick google. Does anyone know or have a link?
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http://google.com/search?q=mac+os+x+hacked+2+minutes
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It's nothing surprising. It's a bug and so long as it's fixed, all's well. If Apple neglects to fix it (links indicate it's already been fixed), then they're just as worse as Microsoft in this regard.
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vermaden,
Those links show the announcement. The announcements only indicate what I said, they aren't telling how it was cracked. But that was in March and I'm wondering if it was ever told what happened.
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Accordingly, all participants agreed to keep the details undisclosed until all vendors were contacted and had enough time to patch the problem.

I believe it's up to the vendors to disclose information... not sure though, haven't been following the issue.
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Isn't Apple the one who still hasn't fixed the DNS issue?

(That could be wrong, do not take it as definite truth.)
However, if it's correct, it might indicate a somewhat lackadaisical attitude.

Sometimes, Apple seems to be overly impressed with itself. "We're Apple and you'll buy whatever we say if we say it's cool."
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They definitely could be a bit more.. open... during the fixing of bugs, they let the problem sit and mold awhile before they release an undocumented fix for the problem.
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