jump to navigation

“Mac Hacked!” Update May 3, 2007

Posted by reverseengineer in News, Security, Updates & Patches.
trackback

Apparently that Zero Day Hole in Safari I wrote about in a previous post that allowed a coupla guys to hack into, and win, a Macbook (and US$10K) in the CanSecWest security competition the other week wasn’t even in Safari at all – it was a hole in Quicktime for Java. Which prompted the security update I mentioned in the last post that Apple released a couple of days ago, which upped QT to 7.1.6 to plug that hole exposed by the hacking contest. And it’s not just Mac OS X affected – Quicktime for Windows is equally vulnerable, which is no big surprise.

Quick, fast action by Apple, who was caught with their pants around their ankles. I guess it’s one of the better things to come out of these busywork hacking contests that pop up now and then. A slight problem for Windows users who have disabled the automatic updates though. Let’s be nice to our neighbors and tell them, ok?

Advertisements

Comments»

No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: