March 7th, 2006, 03:25 PM
Mac OS X Security Challenge
Oh man, this feels wierd posting in the Mac discussion board. Gives me the shivers!
Anyway, I just read this on Slashdot and thought I would share:
I'm sure a few of you on here might be up to it... not me.
U of Wisconsin's Mac OS X Security Challenge
"The University of Wisconsin [ed: Go Badgers] has launched a Mac OS X Security challenge, in response to a 'woefully misleading ZDnet article
'. From the site: 'The challenge is as follows: simply alter the web page on this machine, test.doit.wisc.edu. The machine is a Mac mini (PowerPC) running Mac OS X 10.4.5 with Security Update 2006-001, has two local accounts, and has ssh and http open - a lot more than most Mac OS X machines will ever have open.' Are you up to the task? Can you prove ZDNet wrong, or can you show that Mac OS X can really be hacked in less then 30 minutes? More information about the challenge is at http://test.doit.wisc.edu/
The challenge ends Fri 10 March 2006 10:00 AM CST."
If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.
- Sun Tzu
, The Art of War