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macmechanic at fastmail.fm macmechanic at fastmail.fm
Mon Mar 6 16:54:32 EST 2006


A serious security breach of OS X


"Rogue code and trojans resident on an OS X machine don't have to work
overtime to 'get root'. If they're patient they'll have it on next boot
with no effort made at all.

Any process running in an admin account (and sometimes below) can
corrupt the OS X boot sequence to get arbitrary code to run as root."

I downloaded the proof of concept and it works . . .  (I trust these
folks as I use their ACP software)>

  macmechanic at fastmail.fm

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