Mac hacked in 2 minutes


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Hell-In-A-Handbasket
when it takes you more than a year to brute force a secure password then i aint worried and dont count that as cracking a password becasue i would have changed it by the time you can get it.. and there are also ways to avoid/ minimise the chance of someone even getting to your sams in the first place, but hey your security course should have covered that, hell pick up hacking for dummies and it will tell you (as well as all the stuff you have said in previous posts).

how many people actually use a secure password, and by secure i mean the whole kitnkaboodle as far as caps/numbers/symbols/length. the strongest i have seen in use is on my laptop which is just numbers/letters, the rest ( including alot of my passwords because i have nothing that needs secured but all at least have multiple numbers and letters ) use their favorite baseball team, their dog, aka weak passwords, and im sure a secure one wont take a year with the speed of comps, yes they would have taken a year when 486 ruled the earth,but alot shorter on a 5 year old computer ( quickest i have done a PW retrieval is 2 days, but it was just numbers/letters with 1 cap )

i am slightly worried your instructor of a security course (security/hacking/cracking its all basically the same thing really its all symantecs that i dont waste my time with that crap) had no security certifications e.g. Security+, CISSP, etc etc cisco and MS certs dont make you a security guru. and anyway i think i said earlier certs mean nothign when it comes to knowing what your talkign about and i have found the people that insist on getting more and more certs are the ones that have no clue. but thats just my opinion from my expierience dont take that as me bagging you in any way.

he had a stack of certs and a degree, the Cisco/MS cert were an example as i feel the those garentee a well secured career, i seriously doubt an institution would not have somebody qualified to instruct, actually i think its will easily get the institutions accreditation pulled when reviewed and sued by the people attending.

i only have 1 other cert that i need to get ( its an OEM cert thats required by the OEM )

but i can understand where your coming from as far as getting more and more certs, imho a person without certs can know a ton more info than a person with certs, the only thing the certs do is give a piece of paper with a corporate/educational backing, when i was repairing Copiers with Pitney Bowes, i had to get Pitney Bowes Certified for the copiers i was working on, i have no idea why as i wouldn't be there if i didn't know how to fix it, but that piece of paper gave the customer ( who has no idea who i am ) reassurance that i could fix it, and im guessing the company a fallback as in " he's a certified copier technician ", but after 2 years i hated driving 100 miles to work, then an additional 50 to each office in a day( i covered multiple territories), although it was fun i hate long drives

and honestly a job at maccyd's i am guessing that is mcdonalds, is honestly a tempting choice after 12 years working with computers, but i was leaning more towards a job as a lawnmower man, ahh not having to worry about servers going down and customers threatening to sue you cause your software doesnt work as they think it is supposed to.

this is America, land of the lawyers, people have sued MickyD's cause they spilled coffee on themselves, lawn people can get sued because their grass wasn't cut right

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loligoth
More proof that macs don't have better security than windows, just less hackers target macs...

more like more proof that windows fanboys will try to grab any straw despite they know nothing about it.

if you have any knowledge about security, you should know that this contest has nothing to do with the overall security level of the system, because it requires one to hack into a system with a new exploit, so it's more about pure luck of bumping into a previously undiscovered exploit than the overall security level of the OS. I can hack into your Windows Vista in seconds if you go to a website I have built with a trojan and view it with IE7, since there are plenty of well known IE exploits all over the web, you just need to eMule around IE7 trojan toolz and you can come up with many free tools to make trojans to hack into Windows Vista with little effort.

And if a skilled hacker wants to hack into your system, nothing can stop it. Not OSX, not Windows, not Linux, there are plenty of Linux servers getting hacked around the world. Especially if you just use the default settings without extra security measures, for example a Linux server can be hacked via the MySql server very easily if you install MySql with the default settings.

Again, if you know any basic knowledge about OS security, you'll know *nix-like system is inherently more secure than Windows, even Vista. OSX, being a *nix-like system, is far from bullet-proof, but still the overall security level is higher than any Windows system due to the structural difference in the acess control and file system design.

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BajiRav
more like more proof that windows fanboys will try to grab any straw despite they know nothing about it.

if you have any knowledge about security, you should know that this contest has nothing to do with the overall security level of the system, because it requires one to hack into a system with a new exploit, so it's more about pure luck of bumping into a previously undiscovered exploit than the overall security level of the OS. I can hack into your Windows Vista in seconds if you go to a website I have built with a trojan and view it with IE7, since there are plenty of well known IE exploits all over the web, you just need to eMule around IE7 trojan toolz and you can come up with many free tools to make trojans to hack into Windows Vista with little effort.

And if a skilled hacker wants to hack into your system, nothing can stop it. Not OSX, not Windows, not Linux, there are plenty of Linux servers getting hacked around the world. Especially if you just use the default settings without extra security measures, for example a Linux server can be hacked via the MySql server very easily if you install MySql with the default settings.

Again, if you know any basic knowledge about OS security, you'll know *nix-like system is inherently more secure than Windows, even Vista. OSX, being a *nix-like system, is far from bullet-proof, but still the overall security level is higher than any Windows system due to the structural difference in the acess control and file system design.

I bet you can't with default Vista install, unless you managed to find some flaw in UAC.

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loligoth
I bet you can't with default Vista install, unless you managed to find some flaw in UAC.

I don't need to find any flaw in UAC to read the stuff that your current account can read, which is practically all data in your system, which is what this contest is about.

And even if I want to get past the UAC, I can plant a trojan and wait for you to do/run something that bypass the UAC, and then gain all access rights to your whole system, even Microsoft itself have already admitted that UAC is not exactly a security feature and does not really provide higher security level.

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PyX
What now Mac? goes to show mac can be hacked just like windows there for then being an overpriced piece of metal.

Looks like some people STILL don't get that Unix-based operating systems are a lot more secure than other OSes based on... pretty much anything

And to say it's overpriced piece of metal shows you never played with a Mac during your last two years.

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